Artist Iryn Namubiru has shown the public that she is thankful to Masole Brian a student at Kampala International University (KIU) who saved her from Saturday boat cruise accident.
Namubiru expressed she was grateful on her Facebook page and revealed how stuck she was on the sinking boat before she was rescued by Brian who was on another small boat.
“Brian and other fellow students had hired their boat to go have fun on the nearby Islands. When they heard and saw our boat capsizing, he quickly took his friends ashore and came to rescue us,” reads part of Namubiru’s post.
Namubiru says she was very hopeless but kept shouting and waving up a lighting phone which Brian later saw and came to rescue her.
“He heard my distress calls for help as I saw other boats passing us by, saw the light of my phone that I kept waving up and came right to me. He asked me for the phone, bag and then pulled me in. Then he tried to pull the lady who came grabbing on my hand and life jacket almost drowning me. I managed to bring her up to the boat but she died right there as part of her life jacket got stuck under the boat and she was too heavy. That was Mrs. BISASE owner of the boat. I left my phone with BRIAN which he used to save others and went straight to resuscitate a one SHYLLA NANKUNDA who must have died on the boat,” she said.
“I Thank you, Brian, for The fishermen, the locals and all those who with whom we were trying to save others. It’s unfortunate that One fisherman died so others could live. May he R.I.P,” she added.
Namubiru was on the boat cruise on Saturday which was carrying over 100 people from Ggaba to Mutima beach. The boat however around 7 pm sunk and several lives lost.