Woman pulled to safety at Preston Docks by heroic police officers

Posted on - 10th February, 2019 - 11:30am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston News, Riversway
Preston Docklands Pic: Tony Worrall
Preston Docklands Pic: Tony Worrall

A woman is continuing to recover in hospital after being rescued from Preston Docks by police.


Preston Police officers pulled the woman from the icy waters during Friday night.

Emergency services received a 999 call from the woman, who was in a state of distress, around 10pm on Friday (8 February).

Two officers found the woman at the Docks but as they approached her she entered the water.

A spokesman for the police said: “The officers rushed to where the female was and managed to pull her from the Icy waters, undoubtably saving her life. Further patrols and our NHS colleagues rushed to the scene to provide help.

“The female is now safe and receiving the help she deserves.”

Read more: Hero police officer saves woman on London Road bridge

A statement given to Blog Preston by those who provide support for the young woman said: “We wanted to let readers know she is safe and well and being supported.

“There is 24 hours support for her and she is back with us after being discharged from hospital during Saturday.”

Prestonians have been quick to pass their thanks and thoughts onto police through Facebook.

Gary Hardings put: “A lot of the time the police don’t get the credit they deserve. We should all be grateful they are out there looking out for us.”

Cath Sylvester said: “She might have tried to get help, but just put on waiting list for months, thank God the police managed to save her. Suppose now she might get the help she needs so sad.”

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