Hull club manager saves man’s life in waterside rescue

The new general manager of Hull club The Sugar Mill had a memorable start to the job when he saved a man’s life after rescuing him from the water in the adjacent marina.

Tom Bowden sought help from a passer-by and pulled the man to safety after hearing his cries for help when the drama unfolded in the early hours. The emergency services were alerted and the man was taken to hospital.
Tom, aged 29, said: “I reacted in a way any person would react if they heard someone shouting for help. The water was very cold and I believe the man had been in there 35 or 40 minutes. He had turned blue. I was worried he would not make it.
“It was such a relief when the ambulance arrived and I realised he would pull through.”
The individual is believed to have been in a distressed state and gone into the water fully dressed and of his own accord.
Tom was on his way back to the Dagger Lane club when he heard the man calling for help.
Tom, who comes from Hull, did not expect such a dramatic start to his new role at The Sugar Mill.
He said: “I have worked in the industry for ten years. I’m delighted to become general manager of such a well established and popular venue. I’m looking forward to widening its appeal further by attracting high profile DJs and organising special guest appearances so that we continue to deliver memorable nights out.”
On Saturday 1 April, Emmerdale and I’m A Celebrity star Adam Thomas and his twin brother Scott of Love Island fame are expected to draw a crowd when they make a special appearance at the club. The popular pair will meet fans, pose for photographs and sign autographs. For booking details and more information visit
The Sugar Mill is part of The Deltic Group, the UK’s largest operator of late night bars and clubs, which employs 3000 people across its 59 venues.