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