A police officer who helped a woman hang on to the side of the bank of a fast-flowing river in Salford has been praised for her “selfless heroism”.
Lesley Coban fell into the River Irwell while trying to rescue her dog which had gone into the water on Saturday.
The 56-year-old was hanging on to a branch which snapped and left her clinging to some roots.
The female officer jumped in and was able to keep the woman hanging on until more help arrived.
Ms Coban said the officer, who has chosen not to be identified, deserved to be commended for her bravery.
“She put her life at risk to save me, what she did was above and beyond the call of duty,” she added?
The officer that has just got a job like any other wanted no publicity either… Typical of the rudeness that pervades the modern police she refused to be interviewed too… She was just happy to have a job and was looking forward to doing the same again when she is 60…
David Cameron was asked for a comment but said he had to rush off to the pub to pick up his daughter…