Brit dad flung from raft in Africa survives waterfall plunges and river full of crocodiles!

Check out what The Mirror had the say about the horrific accident that took place on a recent mission trip to Africa. They have shared Alasdair Cunningham’s personal experience of the accident in The Nile. Alasdair is a partner in our property sourcing business Better Sourced Ltd and also co-hosts The Property Investors Podcast with Russell Leeds.


The article below was written by The Mirror:-


A Brit flung from a white water raft in Africa survived two waterfall plunges and being swept a mile along a river full of huge crocodiles virtually unscathed.

Alasdair Cunningham, 41, was on a mission to Uganda to identify villages in need of fresh water when he took the trip on the Nile.

The man-eating crocodiles there can grow up to 20ft long – but Alasdair, of Corby, Northants, was pulled from the water after the drama with just bruises.

The father-of-two, who runs property firm Better Sourced, said: “I managed to keep my head above water and was rescued by one of the boats sent by the rafting company.

“When they saw the raft go over, they all thought there would be deaths.”

His business partner Samuel Leeds, of Lichfield, Staffs, shattered his kneecap on rocks and needed emergency surgery.


Now home and recovering from his horrifying ordeal, Alasdair said: “I was really upset seeing Samuel so badly hurt as he’s been my business guru and we have become really good friends.

“Samuel and I are partners in a property sourcing business that I run on a day-to-day basis.

“He has been told by doctors he might never walk properly again, but I don’t think they have taken into account his incredible fighting spirit.

“He was incredibly brave and gave everyone involved in the mission a rousing pep talk from his hospital bed.

“He told us we had to carry on with the charity work because that’s what warriors do.”


Alasdair, who moved to Corby in 2015, enrolled on the Property Investors Crash Course run by Samuel last September and went on to do further advanced training before sourcing properties for investors.

He is also building up his own portfolio which currently consists of three rental properties.

“Samuel does a lot of charity work and seeing it for myself has inspired me. There has to be a bigger reason in your life than earning money.

“You’ve got to be able to do some good, not just have money. I want to find a bigger purpose to my life than just making money and looking after my immediate family.

“I’ve seen the work Samuel is doing in Africa and how drinking fresh water has made the children healthier. Uganda was an amazing experience for me.

“I feel lucky to have survived that accident, but I also saw people in real need and am determined to do good in my life too.”


To find out what the Northamptonshire Telegraph had to say about this accident Click Here

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