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Police officer saves drowning man

Date
12/02/2011
What Happened
Abandoned
What Caused
Human factor
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Male
Causal Factors
Near miss
Injury Details
N/A
Outcome
Near miss
Alcohol/Drugs
N/A

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Description of Incident
A hero police officer has been praised for his bravery after plunging into the River Thames to save a man from drowning. Pc George Alleway, 26, was called to a block of flats in Kingston after residents reported seeing a man leap into the water from a balcony overlooking the river. The man was said to have been distressed but by the time Pc Alleway and two colleagues reached the scene they saw a body floating face down about 10 metres from a near-by jetty. The officer, who is based at Kingston police station, jumped into the water, swam over to the man and dragged him to the shore. He and his two colleagues, Special Constable James Newbury and PCSO Kevin Byres, then pulled the 6ft 7in tall figure from the water and began rescuscitation attempts. After several chest compressions the man began to show signs of life and he was rushed to hospital after the incident at 2.45am last Saturday. The man is now said to be making a good recovery. Pc Alleway said:
Supporting Information
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23924354-hero-police-officer-saves-drowning-man.do

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