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MP saves drowning woman in the River Thames

Date
22/10/2013
What Happened
Person overboard/swept away/fell in the water
What Caused
Human factor
Casualty type/Qty
N/A
Gender
Female
Causal Factors
Not recorded
Injury Details
N/A
Outcome
Near miss
Alcohol/Drugs
N/A

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Description of Incident
Quick-thinking MP saves the life of woman who he spotted floating in the Thames.

Shocked, Stephen Gilbert, a Lib Dem MP, realised the woman was still alive but struggling.

Reacting quickly, he ran along the terrace, found a lifebuoy and threw it to her. She grabbed on to it and was rescued further down the river.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ‘The woman was rescued from the water by the RNLI, the marine policing unit was also involved.
Supporting Information
http://metro.co.uk/2013/10/23/liberal-democrat-mp-stephen-gilbert-saves-woman-drowning-in-river-thames-4157580/
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/quickthinking-mp-saves-the-life-of-woman-who-he-spotted-floating-in-the-thames-8898320.html
http://descrier.co.uk/oddities/2013/10/mp-saves-drowning-woman-thames/

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