Brave cops jump into River Thames to save woman

Two police officers have been praised for their bravery after they leapt into cold water to rescue a woman who had fallen into the River Thames.

Police were called to reports of a woman in the river Thames towards Kingston. Two officers attended and could see that a young woman had been swept a considerable distance after she apparently fell into the river and was struggling. Without hesitation the officers entered the water, rescued the woman and brought her ashore.

The officers gave first aid at the scene, before London Ambulance Service arrived and took her to hospital.

Inspector Richard Jordan said: "Both of the fine officers who responded to this call acted quickly and bravely to help save this young woman. Their quick thinking and dedication to serving the public is typical of so many hard working response team officers who work 24/7 shifts and respond to a wide variety of emergency calls every day."

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