Wicketkeeper Prior was with fast bowler Broad and England
security officer Terry Minish when they spotted the unnamed man,
who was thought to be English, about to jump.
"We just did what anyone would do in that situation," Prior was
quoted as saying in the Daily Telegraph.
"It all happened very quickly and we acted on impulse," said
Prior, who was dropped after the third test of England's 5-0
Ashes thrashing by Australia.
Broad and Prior had been at a fundraising event organized by
the Barmy Army (England's fan club) before spotting the man,
said Minish. They talked to him for almost an hour before police
"We were trying to help a bloke who was struggling and in a bad
way. I'm just glad we left the bar when we did and we were there
for him," he said.
Broad said on Twitter: "I'm very proud of him (Prior). It was a
tough situation but so glad he was there."
(Reporting by Martyn Herman in London; editing by Tony Goodson)
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