Police officer saves woman from Marine Lake after jumping from Marine Way bridge October 14th, 2015 Connor_Henderson Latest News Shares Comments Merseyside Police’s Area Commander in Sefton has praised the actions of a constable who rescued a woman from the lake at Southport Marine Promenade yesterday (Tuesday, 14 October). Officers were called at around 7.40pm to a report of a woman struggling in the water 100m from the Marine Way Bridge. On arrival officers noticed the woman was in distress. PC Gary Hoey swam out into the water and brought the woman to safety, staying with her until she received medical attention. The 24-year-old woman, who was unhurt, was subsequently detained under the Mental Health Act. Sefton Area Commander, Chief Superintendent Peter Costello, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to commend the actions of our officer. “He immediately recognised the distress the woman was in and bravely entered extremely cold water in darkness to swim to the woman and pull her to safety. “It is no exaggeration to say that without his swift actions the woman could have lost her life. “What PC Hoey did was selfless and courageous and a testimony to the service that we aim to provide every day to our communities across Merseyside, and no less than I would expect from my brilliant team.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!