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Police Federation

Awards nominee: Wiltshire

PC Chris Miller

PC Chris Miller

Hero PC jumps into freezing canal to save woman

PC Chris Miller plunged into a freezing cold canal to save a woman’s life. He responded to calls that a woman was floating face down in a Devizes canal on a bitterly cold January evening. Deciding he couldn’t wait for fire crew support, he half waded, half swam out to the woman and managed to drag her to the bank. Incredibly she was still conscious. PC Miller stayed with her despite her protestations and managed to keep her warm until ambulance teams arrived.

“PC Miller undoubtedly saved this woman’s life and risked his own safety in doing so,” said Wiltshire Police Federation Chair Mark Andrews.

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