Heroic Premier League star rescues three people after boating accident in Barbados

Duncan Watmore was on holiday in Barbados when disaster struck.

Premier League star Duncan Watmore saved the lives of three people while on holiday in the Caribbean.

The 23-year-old Sunderland winger was enjoying a break in Barbados with his girlfriend Sophie when disaster struck.

A speeding catamaran rammed into the speedboat the pair were travelling on and sent them, along with three elderly passengers, tumbling overboard.

Watmore sprung into action and helped the stricken group out of the water and even used his t-shirt to stop the bleeding from a cut on one person’s leg.

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“It was scary, life or death. I’m lucky not to be coming back in a box,” one of the passengers told The Sun after the coastguard completed the rescue mission.

“Duncan helped everybody to get on to the boat — he couldn’t have been nicer.

“The catamaran was travelling at speed. We assumed it would see us and then change course, but it got closer.

“The next thing we knew it had ploughed straight through the boat.”

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Duncan Watmore is only the second Premier League footballer to obtain a degree.

Watmore, who has a first-class honours degree in economics and business management, was enjoying the Caribbean sunshine at the Colony Club resort.

The midfielder has been ruled out of action for the remainder of Sunderland’s battle to beat relegation from the Premier League.


Black Cats manager David Moyes is said to have recommended he go on the trip as part of his rehabilitation from a cruciate knee ligament injury.

Sunderland sit rock bottom of the standings, two points behind Middlesbrough, as we reach the business end of the campaign.

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