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'Hero' police officers save woman's life at Cornish reservoir

'Hero' police officers save woman's life at Cornish reservoir

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:40am 22nd May 2020. (Updated at 12:57pm 22nd May 2020)

A team of police officers have been called 'heroes' after saving the life of a vulnerable woman in Cornwall.

Three officers and a dog handler entered deep water at Stithians Reservoir to rescue the woman on Thursday afternoon.

It is understood that she is now safe and receiving treatment.

Superintendent Adrian Leisk posted on Twitter about the incident, saying he was proud and praising the officers for putting others before themselves.

It sparked a string of comments thanking the officers for the bravery.

"Three officers from Falmouth and a Cornwall dogs handler have entered deep water at Stithians Reservoir to save the life of a vulnerable female. 

"She is now safe and receiving treatment. 

"Heroes, who consistently put others before themselves. Log 651 20/05 #proud."

Supt Adrian Leisk


"Police attended Stithians Reservoir at around 4.30pm on Thursday 21st May after concern was raised for the welfare of a teenage girl seen in the water. 

"Officers entered the water and were able to help the girl to the shoreline. 

"She was subsequently left in the care of mental health professionals."

Devon and Cornwall Police

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