Norway Island Shooting Hero
A German holidaymaker has emerged as the hero of the horrific Norwegian Island massacre that claimed the lives of more than 80 people.
According to the Daily Telegraph:
Marcel Gleffe was the first to race to the idyllic island of Utoeya, where more than 500 young people were attending a summer camp organised by AUF, the youth wing of the ruling Labour Party, as gunman Anders Behring Breivik opened fire.
Mr Gleffe, who was staying on a holiday campsite on the mainland, raced to his boat and took to the water immediately after hearing the shots and seeing plumes of smoke on the horizon.
Further on in the Daily Telegraph’s Interview, Mr. Gleffe describes how he rescued scores of teenagers as bullets rained down from the killer’s guns.
“I just did it on instinct,” he said. “You don’t get scared in a situation like that, you just do what it takes. I know the difference between fireworks and gunfire. I knew what it was about, and that it wasn’t just nonsense.
“Cooperation with the police and rescue crews afterwards was very good, but it all came too late. The first time I was out I was all alone.”