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Police Federation

Awards nominee: Dyfed Powys

PC Ian Chattun and PS Katy Evans

PC Ian Chattun and PS Katy Evans

Officers brave rough sea to rescue woman

PC Ian Chattun and Sergeant Katy Evans ran into the sea to rescue a woman in mental health crisis. The woman had a recent history of self-harm and was found at the North Beach area of Aberystwyth. Their attempts to negotiate with her failed and she ran into the sea. Both officers selflessly entered the water in full uniform, weighed down by their PPE and body armour. In their successful attempts to bring her to safety, both officers were completely submerged in the water.

Roger Webb, Secretary of Dyfed Powys Police Federation said: “This was a selfless act of bravery by both police officers as well as members of the public who undoubtedly saved a vulnerable young person’s life.”

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