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‘You are my hero’ – Iryn Namubiru finds man who saved her after boat cruise tragedy

Iryn Namubiru

Good Samaritan. BrIan Masole poses for a picture with Iryn Namubiru. We wonder what was going through his mind though. COURTESY PHOTO

Singer Iryn Namubiru has a reason to thank God that she is still alive. The Nkuweeki hit maker narrowly survived death when a boat on which she, together with more than 100 other people, was travelling on, capsized on Lake Victoria Saturday evening.

Iryn Namubiru and Micheal Kaddu pose for a picture before the boat capsized. They both wore life jackets and survived. COURTESY PHOTO

However, as she thanks God, she is even more grateful and indebted to one young man who risked his life to save her after she jumped off the sinking boat.

Grateful. Iryn Namubiru and Brian Masole. COURTESY PHOTOS

Although earlier reports had said that the man who had saved her had drowned, the singer has come out to say that her Good Samaritan, whom she revealed is called Brian Masole, is alive and doing well. She met up with him yesterday and she today shared the story on her social media platforms.

Hero. Brian Masole poses outside singer Iryn Namubiru’s home.

Below is her touching post in full:

“Here is MASOLE BRIAN a student at KIU who saved my life AND MANY others’. He went back to the lake 3 times until there were no other people alive.
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 cane to rescue us.
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.I thank you Brian, 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.
On that very night Brian communicated with my people found who I was, assured them that I was alive and safe. At 03h30 he was at my house with my manager just to make sure.
Yesterday, Monday 26th 2018, Brian came home, brought back my shoes and phone!
We took this photo.
You are my hero.
And again, To God be the Glory.”

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