Police officers' efforts to save driver recognised

By a County Press reporter

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


POLICE officers who fought to save the life of a driver who had suffered heart failure, crashed into another car and a house, have been given national awards.

The three Isle of Wight officers learned today (Wednesday) that they were to be presented with Royal Humane Society resuscitation certificates, following an incident in April last year.

Although the victim — of Pulborough, West Sussex — died, PCs Neil Corby, Kirsty Dunn and Matthew Tasker, were praised for their efforts, which extended the man’s life for over 12 hours, giving family members the chance to see him and for him to say goodbye.

Dick Wilkinson, secretary of the Royal Humane Society said: "They fought a valiant battle to save him and richly deserve the awards they are to receive."


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by Ann Staley

8th May 2014, at 11:49:54

Not many people could do their job nor see the things they have to see, about time the public got behind them, excellent news well done!!

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by Alex Pick

7th May 2014, at 22:05:45

and so they should fantastic work and life savers

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by Dave Coombs

7th May 2014, at 19:55:49

The police have taken a lot of flack in recent years, but when they're good, they are excellent.

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