Ex-Hibs winger Duncan Watmore saves tourists’ lives

Duncan Watmore played for Hibs in 2014. Pic: Greg Macvean

Duncan Watmore played for Hibs in 2014. Pic: Greg Macvean

FORMER Hibs winger Duncan Watmore helped save the lives of three pensioners after a boat crash, it has been revealed.

Watmore, 23, was in Barbados with his girlfriend Sophie in February when a speedboat they were on was struck by a catamaran.

The Sunderland star, who played nine times while on loan at Hibs in 2014, managed to pull three holidaymakers to safety from the water.

He then used his t-shirt to stem the bleeding from a severe cut suffered by one of the pensioners.

One of the rescued holidaymakers said: “It was scary, life or death. I’m lucky not to be coming back in a box.

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

Watmore, who is currently battling back from a lengthy injury lay-off, and Sophie were unhurt.