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Hero Cops Save 10 Year Old Boy stranded in The River Thames

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Thermal imagery from a police helicopter helped officers from the Marine Police Unit rescue a 10-year-old boy who was stranded waist-high in the Thames riverbed on Monday.

Police in Newham were called at 10:50hrs on Monday, 21 June to reports of a group of young boys trapped in the foreshore of the River Thames. 
Officers initially attended Sunderland Point, E16, between Galleons Point and Woolwich Pier. 
Three boys, two aged eight and a ten-year-old were submerged in the mud after they ventured out to play.
A fourth boy, aged eight, who did not go onto the foreshore, raised the alarm after flagging down a member of the public nearby who called police.
Both of the 8-year-old boys managed to scramble out of the mud unscathed as police arrived.
The Air Support Unit quickly located the trapped child at Sunderland Point. 
Officers from Newham, supported by the Marine Policing Unit (MPU) on roadside patrol, were directed by the police helicopter using thermal imaging to locate the stranded 10-year-old boy. He was found trapped, unable to move and waist high in the mud. 
A rope line was dropped over the 30ft wall by the MPU officers and the boy managed to secure the loop around his waist. He was dragged for a distance of 25 metres until he reached some steps, where he was rescued.
All four uninjured boys were reunited with their parents after being taken to an east London hospital as a precaution.
PC Richard Burn from the Marine Policing Unit said: “Thankfully the tide was out, so rescuing the boy was difficult but ultimately successful. If the tide had been coming in it might have been a different outcome. All the boys are safe now with their parents and are cold if not a little scared by today’s events.

“I would like to remind the public of the dangers of venturing onto the Thames foreshore when the tide is out. If you do, you may become stranded when the tide comes in or get stuck in dangerous mud.”

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Meet the Hero PCSO, Paramedic and Sainsbury’s Staff who saved mum on Christmas Eve 

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Earlier this week we reported the ‘Arnison Angels’ saved a mum who collapsed and stopped breathing on a Christmas shopping trip with her family has met the ‘Arnison angels’ who saved her life.

Catherine Maguire, 48, was shopping with her husband and three children on Christmas Eve at Sainsbury’s Durham’s Arnison Centre when she suddenly collapsed.

The alarm was raised by staff and first aider Janet Atkinson, a Sainsbury’s employee, came to Catherine’s aid.

She was followed by husband and wife Durham Constabulary PSCOs Debbie Sadler-Knox and Malcom Knox who happened to be patrolling in the area.

Janet and Debbie gave Catherine CPR and were joined by another Sainsbury’s employee, Lee White.

A short time later, off-duty paramedic Stephen Tate (pictured with Debbie, Catherine, her husband John and their three daughters) saw what was happening and also assisted.

As luck would have it the store had a portable defibrillator which was used on Catherine, who had suffered a heart attack.

She was then airlifted to James Cook University Hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance.

Thankfully Catherine, from Framwellgate Moor, is now recovering well from the near-death experience due to the quick actions of all involved.

She said: “I can’t thank everyone enough. From the Sainsbury’s staff to police, to the health services.

“Everyone was just fantastic and really did save my life.”

PSCO Debbie Sadler-Knox said: “When I saw what was happening, the training just kicked in and thankfully everything turned out ok.

“It is just great to see Catherine here with her family in much happier circumstances.”

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Alan Horujko Hero cop saves students from brutal murder during campus attack 

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A hero cop has been named as Police Officer Alan Horujko. He put others first during a knife attack at an Ohio State University.

The officer immediately responded to reports that a car had ploughed into pedestrians and began attacking people with a butcher’s knife.

Fearing mass murder Officer Horujko shot dead the attacker moments after the incident begun.

The attacked has been named as a Somali-born student at the university, 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan.

He started attacking people with a knife but was shot in less than a minute by the officer who was nearby.

It is believed  two people were being treated for stab wounds, four were injured by the car and two others were being treated for cuts, university officials said.

Police are treating the incident as a terror attack.

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Hero Cops save girls life of girl who wanted to kill herself

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Two fast-thinking police officers have helped saved the life of a girl who text her mate saying she wanted to end her life. Officers were quickly alerted and began searching for the girl.

The officers were alerted to the incident in the early hours of November 14, when Police Constables Daryl Jones and Mark Bullock, from Southend’s Local Policing Team, were patrolling Southend.

With the clock against them, the officers began searching the area and found a girl who matched the description. She had walked four miles from her home alone after sneaking out in the middle of the night and was on her way to Southend town centre to harm herself. The pair pulled over and approached the girl cautiously.

Upon seeing the officers, the girl broke down and became upset. Daryl and Mark reassured her that they were there to help her. After calmly engaging with the girl, the officers managed to negotiate with her to get in the police car so they could get her out of the cold and talk to her.

She spoke openly with Daryl and Mark about the difficulties she had been experiencing and how she had text her friend in the hope that the friend would get help for her.

She thanked the officers for finding her so quickly and the pair reassured her that they would get her the further help she needed.

Daryl waited with her whilst Mark made a difficult call to her parents to inform them of the situation and that their daughter had not come to any harm. Her dad thanked the officers for finding his daughter so quickly and ensuring her safety.

The girl was taken to a mental health suite for assessment and her parents thanked the officers again for finding their daughter so quickly and getting her the help she needed.

Daryl said: “I’ve never seen more of a genuine reaction for help from someone than when the young girl broke down when she saw myself and Mark and knew we were there to help her.”

Mark said: “We were just fortunate that we were in the right place at the right time and were able to locate her and help her, I have no doubt if we hadn’t of found her it would have been a different outcome.”

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