A Facebook post by what we believe is to be an Englishman is currently doing the rounds, as he desperately searches for an Australian hero who literally saved both his and his wife's life in the last week or so, in rough seas off the coast of Croatia.
Craig Oneill's post, which has now been posted twice to his personal Facebook wall, says it all.
The post, in full, reads:
THIS IS AN APPEAL TO FIND A AUSTRALIAN MAN WHO SAVED MINE AND JACKIES LIFE..ON THURSDAY 21st SEPTEMBER ABOUT 5PM TO 5,30PM CROATIA TIME.IN HVAR CROATIA.WE HIRED A BOAT ME JACKIE, JAY AND HELEN TO VIST THE PAKLENI ISLANDS JUST OF THE COAST OF HVAR ,,ON THE WAY BACK WE HIT SOME RUFF SEA AND THE BOAT CAPSIZED THROWING US INTO THE SEA..THE MAN IM LOOKING FOR IS A AUSTRALIAN AND HE DIVED IN THE SEA FROM A PASSING BOAT,HE SWAM OVER TO HELP AND SAID HE CAN ONLY TAKE ONE,,JACKIE WENT WITH HIM,AT THIS TIME THE BOAT WHICH HAD CAPSIZED STARTED TO SINK IT SANK IN A MINUTE OR SO,,HELEN MANGED TO GET HOLD OF A ROPE THROWN BY ANOTHER BOAT THAT TRIED TO HELP US, I COULD NOT GRAB A ROPE. .JAY MANGED TO SWIM ACROSS TO THE BOAT THAT AUSTRALIAN MAN HAD DIVED IN FROM TO HELP US.I COULD NOT MAKE THE SWIM TO SAFTEY IM A RUBBISH SWIMMER,I WAS ON MY OWN AND EXHAUSTED I HAD NO OPTIONS LEFT AND REALLY THOUGHT THATS IT IM GOING TO DIE HERE,.JACKIE AND THE AUSTRALIAN MAN HAD NOT MADE IT BACK TO THE BOAT BUT HE HAD SEEN WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO ME AND HOW MUCH TROUBLE I WAS IN,HE THEN DID SOMETHING TRULY AMAZING.. AS WELL AS HOLDING ON TO JACKIE IN THE RUFF SEA HE CAME BACK FOR ME AND GOT ME AND SWAM US BOTH BACK TO SAFETY,THIS MAN IS A ABSOLUTE HERO IF IT WASN'T FOR HIM THINGS WOULD OF BEEN VERY DIFFERENT.WE DESPERATELY NEED TO FIND HIM WE HAVE TO THANK HIM,SO PLEASE SHARE THIS POST AND IF YOU HAVE ANY FAMILY OR FRIENDS IN AUSTRALIA PLEASE GET THEM TO SHARE THIS POST AND JUST MAYBE WE CAN FIND HIM,,,THANKS AND GET SHARING,,ALL FOUR OF US WENT TROUGH HELL THAT DAY.. WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN HERE IS ONLY A SMALL BIT OF THE STORY THIS IS MORE ABOUT FINDING THE MAN THAT SAVED ME AND JACKIE .. SO AGAIN PLEASE SHARE THIS POST..IF YOU ARE THIS MAN OR YOU KNOW THIS MAN PLEASE CONTACT US..
It appears that the man is desperate to track down his Aussie saviour and thank him personally for saving his and his wife's life.
There is one clue that is shared in an ensuing comment from Craig.
Already, Craig's posts has been shared over 400 times. It's hoped that the continued sharing of posts such as his might lead them to their mystery Aussie hero.
Written by: @dantheinternut