A quick-thinking officer has rescued two members of the public who had got into trouble in the sea at Clacton.
The officer and a colleague were patrolling along the lower promenade at Marine Parade West shortly before 2pm yesterday (Saturday 19 August), when they were alerted by a member of the public to a child who had got into difficulties in the water.
Another member of the public had gone into the water to help the child but also appeared to be struggling.
Our officer went into the water and pulled the pair back to the shore where they were taken out of water.
Both the child and the member of the public were checked over by the Beach Patrol.
Chief Inspector Ella Latham, District Commander for Tendring, said:
“I’m really proud of the actions of this officer who went into the water to help the child and the member of the public without a second thought.
“I’m pleased to say that both are fine.
“This incident highlights the lengths our officers go to to help people and keep them safe.
“They’re out here in Tendring, and across the county, every day to make sure you’re ok and are ready to come to your aid at a moment’s notice.”