ITV's political editor has described with "shock and anger" the moment he tried to save a Greek man from apparently killing himself, while customs officials did nothing.
Tom Bradby posted a series of tweets detailing the horrific incident at the port of Rafina in Greece on Sunday.
He said despite diving in after the man, who drove his car off a wall, only one of the 10 local officials tried to help.
The broadcaster said he dived in to help the man but couldn't get him out. It was not clear if the man survived or not.
Just watched an elderly man commit suicide in Greece by driving his car off the harbour wall in Rafina.— tom bradby (@tombradby) August 16, 2015
Dived in, tried to help, couldn't get him out. Completely shocking.— tom bradby (@tombradby) August 16, 2015
Of the 9 or 10 customs officials and police on the quay only 1 went in to try and get him out as the car sank. The rest watched. Jesus...— tom bradby (@tombradby) August 16, 2015
Am shaking with shock and anger. So much for the Greek holiday trade being business as usual.— tom bradby (@tombradby) August 16, 2015
According to Greek English newspaper Ekathimireni, the coastguard and traffic police had been placed on standby in ports including Rafina, to accommodate for the national holiday on August 15.
The incident is just the latest piece of tragic news from the country. Amid economic turmoil, the country is also at the front line of a major immigration crisis, which has recently seen refugees locked up in a stadium, while others live rough around island towns and cities.
Tom Bradby could not be reached for further comment.
Bradby, 48, has been announced as the new host of ITV's News at Ten in an overhaul of the co-host format featuring Mark Austin and Julie Etchingham.
The father-of-three, a former royal correspondent, won acclaim when he secured the first official interview with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after their engagement.
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