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'Hero' Translink driver stops bus to save man's life in Strabane

By Claire Williamson

A Translink driver has been praised after he stopped his bus to talk a man down off a bridge in Strabane.

The bus driver was applauded by his passengers when he returned "shaking" after saving the man's life.

It happened on the 7am bus from Londonderry to Dublin on Saturday January 7.

One of the passengers tweeted about what happened.

He said: "Translink, you should know your driver just saved a life by talking a man off bridge in Strane. Hero. He got back on the bus shaking to finish the job.

"The whole bus applauded him after he apologised to us for holding us up. No-one cared we are in safe hands, man deserves an award.

"The man is safe and the driver is back on the road with us. He said he couldn't pass him. We agree #hero."

A Translink spokesman thanked the passenger for alerting them.

"Well done that driver, hero indeed. Thanks for making us aware."

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