(video) Tourist attack in Tunisia: Her Fiancé shielded her and took 3 bullets
A British Hero Sacrifices His Life For His Fiancé
According to the mirror (26 June 2015) 37 people were killed and another 36 were injurded during the IS attack on a Tunisian beach.
Matthew James, 30, shielded his fiancé Sarah Wilson, 26 with his own body and was shot 3 times. He told her: “I love you babe. But just go – tell our children that their daddy loves them.”
Selfless: Matthew protected mother of his children
She managed to escape after Matthew shielded her, taking a bullet in the hip, one in the chest and one in the pelvis. She fled into the hotel and hid in a closet.
Matthew did not hesitate for a minute – he was giving his life for his fiancé.
I heard a preacher say: “Whatsoever is not worthwhile dying for, is not worthwhile living for.”
This sentence got stuck in my head. In our modern days we have so many commitments, so many activities that take up our time, but most of them would not be worthwhile dying for. This is a very radical but good question to sort your priorities in life.
Know what is really important to you, know what are your deep values and convictions. When it is time to act, you are all prepared to take the right decision even in the most extreme circumstances.
Read more here how Sarah experienced this terror attack and how her story ended.
Tunisia hotel attack: My fiancé took 3 bullets for me and said ‘tell our children daddy loves them’
Saviour: Matthew and Sarah were enjoying break from their two kids, Tegan, six, and Kaden, 14 months.
Sarah reported: “I only saw the one man in dark clothing but people were being shot.
“Matthew put himself in front of me then he was hit, he moved and the man shot him again. Again he tried to move and he was shot again. We were down on the floor next to the sunbeds to shelter but the shots just kept on coming. I owe him my life. It was the bravest thing I’ve ever known. But I just had to leave him under the sunbed because the shooting just kept on coming.”
Engaged couple Sarah and Matthew, from Pontypridd, South Wales, had left their two children Tegan, six, and Kaden, 14 months at home with their family when they jetted out to Sousse on June 21 for a two-week break.
Describing the carnage, Sarah added: “I ran back, past bodies on the beach to reach our hotel. It was chaos – there was a body in the hotel pool and it was just full of blood. You just can’t explain how terrible it was. It was chaos with screaming and gunshots.”
“After getting back to the hotel, I hid in a towel cupboard to make sure I was safe. It was dark and I could hear people walking around – it was terrifying. But eventually it became quieter and I came out. I was desperate to find out what had happened to Matthew but no-one was around to help. It was so badly organised with no-one to help and hardly anyone speaking English.”
Long wait: Sarah was panicking about Matthew’s fate
“I didn’t know if he was dead or alive. I was even looking under white sheets to see if it was his body.” As she feared for the worst, someone passed a phone to her and said: “I have a very grumpy man on the phone who won’t do anything until he has spoken to you.”
“It was Matthew and that was the first time I knew he was alive. His pelvis was shattered by the bullet and he also had a heart attack. But he is alive. I’m just praying we can get out of here as soon as we can.”
“We are due to get married in the summer of 2017. We will be the luckiest people alive because we have witnessed what nobody should ever see.”
Watch this video displaying the chaos during the terror attack.
Special thanks to the Mirror for the article including the video