His Highness Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan, Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the United Kingdom, praised Preston Saudi student Turki Al-Shammari’s courage as he was recognised for his courageous save of a British citizen from drowning.
In a phone call with Al-Shammari, His Highness affirmed that his noble stance reflects the values and culture of Saudi society in his representation of his country and praising his courage in saving the British citizen Dean Lowe from drowning.
In turn, Dr Amal Fatani, Saudi Cultural Attaché in the United Kingdom, expressed her happiness and pride in the student Turki Al-Shammari, for his heroic role in saving the British citizen, along with the interest of the British community in this humanitarian story that shows the positive and distinctive values of Saudi scholarship students, and their representation of their country.
Al-Shammari, who studies at the University of Central Lancashire, rescued Dean Lowe from the Ripple River in Preston while walking near the river after hearing Lowe’s calls for help.
On the British side, Lowe’s family expressed their gratitude to Al-Shammari. His wife commented, ‘Turki is a hero and a beautiful man. He saved the life of my partner, and we have a friend for life.’
Saudi scholarship holders continue to be noted for their honourable stances and the humanitarian initiatives of their homeland while abroad, based on the values of their society of coexistence, tolerance, dialogue, and the strengthening of cultural commonalities.