B]The real Steve Tucker story
November 30, 2010
On Saturday I was down at the beach on patrol with my surf club and I checked my phone because I was expecting a message from my partner and saw there was an email in my inbox from Steve Tucker.
At first I thought it was probably a practical joke, but then I started reading and thought "holy crap", mostly because I was so moved by what had been written, secondly because I was thankful I had removed my original post about Tucker last week, and lastly because 90 English tourists could have drowned, so fixated was I on my phone.
If you don't know who Steve Tucker is, he's a Canberra public servant who wrote an email to 4000 colleagues trying to track down a woman named Olivia he'd met at a nightclub.
The email went viral and ended up all over our nation's newspapers and websites where many people - like myself - made some huge judgments and assumptions about Tucker.
Pretty much all of them were wrong ... so here's Steve's real story, in his own words, and if you're gonna read one thing to the end on the internet today, let it be this ...