A woman who was struggling in the water was rescued by Skegness police officers during the early hours of this morning (20 August).
Officers were called to the Tower Esplanade in Skegness just before 2am. PC’s Laura Kaciulyte and Kirsty Wright arrived seven minutes after the call was received and set about to locate the woman.
PC Kaciulyte and PC Wright ran in to the sea until they reached the woman and safely brought her back to the shore. They stayed with her until the ambulance arrived. Thankfully she is safe and well.
Detective Superintendent Liz Rogers, said: “This incident is an example of how our officers are willing to put their own lives at risk to save the lives of others. I’m extremely proud of their efforts and if it wasn’t for their quick response and actions, there could have been a different outcome.”
Callum Jarvis, duty commander with HM Coastguard said: “We’re very thankful that we work with and alongside people who like us, are ready to help and rescue those who get into difficulty.
“This is a reminder of just how merciless the sea can be even if you’re an experienced swimmer. Be wary of currents and tides even in seas you think you know well. And as always, if you see anyone in difficulty in the sea or at the coast, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”