Police officers who rescued woman from canal given two awards

By Jordan Reynolds | Wednesfield | News | Published:

A police officer who jumped into a canal to rescue a woman has now been given two awards.

Pc Carl Walters jumped into the canal in Bentley Bridge just after 7am on the morning of November 30, 2018.

Pc Walters knew the suicidal woman was armed with razor blades but he jumped in after her, swam to her and dragged her to the safety of the bank where she was pulled out to the safety of dry land by other police at the scene.

The woman had phoned police saying she was going to kill herself and that she was heading for the canal and had razor blades and cocaine with her.

Pc Walters had previously been awarded a Royal Humane Society Testimonial on Parchment for saving her life.

West Midlands Police tweeted saying: "A police officer who jumped into a freezing canal to rescue a woman who’d fallen in has been given two awards.

"Pc Carl Walters was called to Bentley Bridge after a woman fell into the water.

"She was taken to hospital with hypothermia, but thankfully survived."

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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