The expression ‘not all heroes wear capes’ is relevant now more than ever.
Yesterday evening, just hours before last night’s thunderstorm, two foreigners dropped by Qui-Si-Sana for a swim.
However, what started off as an innocent dip soon turned into a death trap, as the two swimmers were fought against the strong current to stay afloat.
Whilst onlookers called upon the authorities to rescue the swimmers, Sliema resident Sean Meli took matters in his own hands, dove into the raging sea, and saved one man from certain death.
It’s safe to say that Sean’s bravery hasn’t gone unnoticed as Prime Minister Robert Abela took to social media to commend his actions and recognise his efforts.
“The person who heroically saved a man from certain death last night in Sliema will be recognised for his bravery. I will make sure that this is done in the right moment,” the Prime Minister wrote.
“I have no doubt that there is no satisfaction bigger than saving someone’s life, however, as a society, we need to recognise such people,” he continued.
People were ecstatic to hear this news, with hundreds taking to the post’s comments section to congratulate Sean.
“He’s a real hero. Well done,” wrote one commenter.
“Risking his own life to save a [man]. Yes he is a hero and deserves a heroic medal,” added another.
Well done, Sean!