A brave British man used his body as a human shield to protect his fiancé when a gunman unleashed a terrifying spray of bullets outside two Mediterranean resorts Friday, killing dozens of beachgoers. "He told me, 'I love you babe. But just go — tell our children that their daddy loves them," Matthew James' fiancé, Saera Wilson, told BBC News. The savage attack in the beachfront town of Sousse, Tunisia is the worst terrorist attack on British people since the 2005 London bombings, according to the U.K. Foreign Office. Many of the victims were British citizens on holiday. At this time, 39 people have been confirmed dead — including the gunman — and another 39 injured. The attack left bodies scattered on the beaches and people running for their lives. Speaking from the hospital where James is being treated, Wilson told BBC News: "He took a bullet for me. I owe him my life because he threw himself in front of me when the shooting started." James was shot three times, in the shoulder, chest and hip. "It was the bravest thing I've ever known. But I just had to leave him under the sunbed because the shooting just kept on coming," she said. Wilson ran to the hotel and hid in her room until the shooting ended. She was overjoyed to learn that the father of her two children survived the attack and their goal is to get him well enough to return home.