August 31, 1997, a date that left people in shock! It was on this unfortunate day gorgeous Princess Diana died mysteriously in a car accident in Paris. It’s been 20 years now of her tragic death. One of the last people to see her alive has come forward to unravel an untold story. Xavier Gourmelon the name of a firefighter who was one of the first on the scene when the People’s Princess was injured during the crash in Pont de l’Alma tunnel.
He is not only the one who saw her but in fact helped pull her from her Mercedes and tried to save her life. But unfortunately, he failed to do so. Now, for the first time in the past 2o years, he is sharing what were her last words that she said to him.
“The car was in a mess and we just dealt with it like any road accident. We got straight to work to see who needed help and who was alive. Diana said to me, ‘My God, what’s happened?’ The woman, who I later found out was Princess Diana, was on the floor in the back. She was moving very slightly and I could see she was alive. I could see she had a slight injury to her right shoulder but, other than that, there was nothing significant. There was no blood on her at all.”
He revealed that at that time, in order to escape her from the tragic situation, he did not realize she was the world-famous icon. He further said, he resuscitated her and got her into the ambulance, believing she would survive the terrifying turn of events. Alas! He was wrong. He continued,
“I massaged her heart and a few seconds later she started breathing again. It was a relief of course because, as a first responder, you want to save lives — and that’s what I thought I had done. To be honest I thought she would live. As far as I knew when she was in the ambulance she was alive and I expected her to live. But I found out later she had died in hospital. It was very upsetting.”