Girls awarded for ac­tions

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Three girls who helped a young man in need have been recog­nised by po­lice for their thought­ful ac­tions.

Emer­ald Sea­mark-Steel, Chev­elle and Jorja Longhurst saw an up­set young man stand­ing on top of the Ka¯ piti Rd over­bridge bar­rier, Para­pa­raumu, on the Mack­ays to Peka Peka Ex­press­way.

They called po­lice and then climbed up onto the ex­press­way and talked to him be­fore con­sta­bles Ge­or­gia Stu­art and Con­ner McCabe ar­rived and the young man got down.

Each girl has been given an Area Com­man­der Com­men­da­tion as well as a small stuffed po­lice puppy as ac­knowl­edge­ment for their “courage, em­pa­thy and tenac­ity” dur­ing the in­ci­dent on Oc­to­ber 24.

Where to get help:

If you are wor­ried about your or some­one else’s men­tal health, the best place to get help is your GP or lo­cal men­tal health provider.

How­ever, if you or some­one else is in dan­ger or en­dan­ger­ing oth­ers, call 111. If you need to talk to some­one, the fol­low­ing free helplines op­er­ate 24/7: De­pres­sion Helpline: 0800 111 757

Life­line: 0800 543 354 Need To Talk? Call or text 1737 Sa­mar­i­tans: 0800 726 666 Youth­line: 0800 376 633 or text 234

Con­sta­ble Con­ner McCabe, Con­sta­ble Ge­or­gia Ste­wart, Area Com­man­der In­spec­tor Tracey Thompson, Ka¯ piti mayor K Gu­runathan, Emer­ald Sea­mark-Steel, Chev­elle and Jorja Longhurst.

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