Taxi operator Adrian Brathwaite, who last week saved the lives of three visitors who got into difficulty while swimming off Fitts Village in St James, has been rewarded by telecommunications provider Digicel (Barbados) Ltd for his bravery.
Presented with a new Android 4G handset, a very humble Brathwaite was extremely appreciative of Digicel’s gesture, and urged the relevant authorities to seriously consider placing a lifeguard on duty in the area of the near drowning in order to avoid any recurrence.
Speaking from the company’s head office in Warrens, St Michael, Digicel CEO Conor Looney remarked: “At Digicel we always want to recognize the extraordinary around us, and when we see stories like this we want to not only recognize, but also reward extraordinary Barbadians.
“Adrian has shown everyone through his bravery just how extraordinary he is, and in so doing has allowed those visitors to the island to live to see their loved ones again.”
Adamant that he was no hero, Brathwaite said: “I think I did what anyone in my position would have done, given the circumstances. As a man who is in the tourism industry, I had to make sure that their visit to the island didn’t end in tragedy.”