PCs honoured for park lake rescue

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TWO police officers are to be honoured for their bravery in trying to save a man after he fell into a pond in a Sheffield park.

PCs Joseph Kinsella, aged 27, and Jenna White, 25, were called to Crookes Valley Park after father-of-eight Lewis Rose, aged 53, fell into the water after a drinking session and appeared to be unconscious.

A friend, Stephen Gill, jumped into the water and held Mr Rose’s head above the water.

PC Kinsella waded in chest-high and the police officers and Mr Gill dragged Mr Rose out of the water. The officers administered first aid until paramedics arrived.

Despite their best efforts, Mr Rose, of Cemetery Road, Sharrow, died in hospital.

The officers are to receive awards from the Royal Humane Society.

Secretary Dick Wilkinson said: “Reservoirs can be treacherous places but they didn’t hesitate to go in, in their fight to save the man.”

He added: There is no doubt that the two officers gave (Mr Rose) the best possible chance of survival.”