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Bromley police officers save life of drowning woman

PUBLISHED: 09:30 19 June 2014

Picture: PA/Rui Vieira

Picture: PA/Rui Vieira

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Three police officers saved a woman from drowning on Tuesday (June 17).

Officers were called to Chislehurst Pond, Ashfield Lane at 11.45pm and saw the 19-year-old floating in the middle of the pond face down and unconscious.

Sgt Brett Smethurst and Constables Natalie McNeil and Mark Inzani got into the water and pulled her out, administering CPR and first aid.

Their actions got the woman conscious and breathing again and she was taken to a south London hospital where she currently remains.

Bromley Borough Commander Chris Hafford said: “I’m very pleased that my officers were able to effectively use their emergency life saving training to give the lady the medical care and treatment she needed in a challenging environment where both darkness and the water hazard made their actions more difficult. We all wish her well and hope she makes a full recovery.”

Two other 19-year-old women were arrested at the scene for being drunk and disorderly, after they were abusive to London Ambulance Staff and police officers throughout the incident.

They were each issued a fixed penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly.


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