„The impulsive desire to save human life when in peril is one of the most beneficial instincts of humanity, and is nowhere more salutary in its results than in bringing help to those who, exposed to destruction from the fury of winds and waves, would perish if left without assistance.“

Scaramanga v. Stamp (1880), L. R. 5 Com. PI. Div. 304.

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