Police have released dramatic CCTV footage of a lifesaving river rescue.
It shows moments after a man fell into the River Trent, with officers leaping into action to save him including PC James Patterson who entered the water with a life ring tied with a rope. He bravely swam out to the middle of the fast-flowing river and grabbed hold of the man while PC Paul Easter and a number of other officers worked together to pull them to safety and give initial medical help before paramedics took over. The man survived the incident was taken to hospital for treatment.
As previously reported, four of the officers who were most involved in the rescue – all of whom work within East Midlands Operational Support Service (EMOpSS) – have been recommended for a commendation or award following their courageous and professional actions in fast-moving circumstances near Trent Bridge at about 4.35pm on Saturday 18 February 2017.
PC Patterson and PC Easter, who are experienced members of the Nottinghamshire Police Underwater Search Unit, had been inside the City Ground after being deployed to Forest’s home match against Sheffield Wednesday when the incident happened.
The CCTV is courtesy of Nottingham Forest Football Club.