Cops pluck two from car in wa­ter

Midweek Sport - - WEEKEND SPORT -

TWO po­lice of­fi­cers have been praised for their brav­ery after res­cu­ing a woman and her three­year-old daugh­ter from freez­ing wa­ter after their car ended up on its side in a ditch.

The West York­shire traf­fic cops were the first on the scene after the car left a road in South Mil­ford, North York­shire, and plunged into the wa­ter-filled ditch.

The pair jumped into the wa­ter in tem­per­a­tures of mi­nus three de­grees to free the mother and her child.

They were taken to Leeds Gen­eral In­fir­mary as a pre­cau­tion but were not se­ri­ously hurt.

Act­ing Sergeant Mick Kil­burn said: “This is re­flec­tive of the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion that of­fi­cers from West York­shire Po­lice roads polic­ing unit dis­play on a daily ba­sis.”

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