Hello Everyone, Just got back from deepest South London where I work from time to time and I was walking past a hospital on the way to the local train station to come home. As I'm walking I hear a skidding sound and look over at the opposite side of the road to witness a cyclist go flying over his handle bars and land head first on the concrete whilst a lorry that was next to him accelerates away rather fast indeed. I run across two lanes of london traffic and without thinking am on my knees using anything I can find to stem the ungodly amount of claret that is escaping from the poor fella's head. I used a newspaper, some tissues, and someone even passed me a wad of blue-roll from who knows where. My hands and arms were covered in blood before paramedics ran out of the hospital to take over. Obviously I'm dead chuffed that I reacted well, I didn't even have a chance to think about what I was doing until afterwards... anyway it's got me thinking and posting: how many others on this site have similar stories at sea or ashore of situations where the sh*t has hit the fan and they've reacted in a fashion that would be a credit to HM's finest? Courage under fire etc, thinking Fo'c'sle specials in a sea state 9, fires, floods, blah blah blah. Come on all you heroes!