Pair com­mended

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A couple who saved a woman from an on­com­ing train are be­ing praised by po­lice. The West Auck­land couple no­ticed the 17-year-old standing on the tracks at Grafton train sta­tion on Fe­bru­ary 18. They pulled her off the tracks and waited with her un­til po­lice ar­rived, Auck­land City Po­lice In­spec­tor Vaughn Gra­ham says. A train pulled into the sta­tion just mo­ments af­ter the girl was pulled to safety. ‘‘It’s a good piece of work. They put them­selves at risk do­ing it,’’ Mr Gra­ham says. The young woman is re­ceiv­ing pro­fes­sional help and the couple will be of­fi­cially recog­nised by po­lice at an up­com­ing awards ceremony. Need help? Call the free Life­line phone counselling ser­vice on 0800 543 354. It is avail­able 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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