Belgrade - If you bumped into him on the street, Renato Grbic might not strike you as a modern-day superhero. The shaven-headed, tattooed Belgrade fisherman is no Clark Kent. Yet, his watchful eyes and quick reactions to events at the Pancevo Bridge have earned him the title of “Superman of the Danube.” Instead of a cape, he has used his small boat to record 25 lives saved, so far. “There’s nothing to beat the adrenaline when you save a life. When I hear the splash in the water, my heart starts beating faster, and there is only one question on my mind. Will I get there in time?” Grbic, 51, is an athletically fit man with a friendly face and a firm handshake who morphed into his superhero status over time.
Hey man I wonder why all these people are trying to jump to their deaths in the first place? Maybe it’s because they’s literally rather be dead at the bottom of the Danube River than keep living in fucking Belgrade for the rest of their lives. There’s probably a line of people wrapped around the Pancevo Bridge of people waiting to kill themselves longer than the line outside of the testing center the night after an R Kelly concert. People just walking up and taking a number like a supermarket deli counter but instead of picking up some cold cuts they’re pleading to pencil dive into the frozen depths of salvation. And then this fucking self-proclaimed Superman comes and fucks it all up. Hey bro, you’re a fisherman. Quit being such an asshole and stay in your boat while everyone you know tries to die in peace.