Hero copper saves drunk in ‘swim to Ireland’ bid
A BRAVE woman police officer stopped a drunk reveller trying to swim 150 miles to Ireland.
PC Katherine Thomas managed to catch the boozed-up bather as he plunged in to cross the Irish Sea, diving into the harbour herself to stop him.
PC Thomas, 29, swam 200 yards of the Swansea shore and managed to stop the man getting out into open waters.
She said: “I knew what I had to do, I didn’t think about my own safety, I just knew I had to make every effort to save the life of this person.
“The swim was a challenge due to the water temperature, tidal conditions and the fact this person could not be reasoned with.
“He was totally uncooperative due to his intoxicated state.”
The unnamed drinker had been out with pals when he decided he wanted to try and swim to Ireland.
When finally hauled back to shore by a lifeboat he allegedly became aggressive and was nicked on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly.