Lincolnshire Police officers saved a woman from drowning in the sea in Skegness on the night of 28 April, after members of public called the police.
Lincolnshire Police Drone was launched to search for the woman, who was seen going into the water by the members of public.
A spokesperson from Lincolnshire Police shared the drone footage showing the rescue operation in the sea in a thread on Twitter following this comment: “Our officers would say this – running into the freezing cold Skegness sea, without hesitation, in the pitch black of night to help save a woman’s life – is just part of the job.
“We think many people would say it’s not, and that this is quite extraordinary.”
Police officers, all from the Neighbourhood Tasking Team in Skegness, went into the water to save the woman’s life.
Three men who called the police, and who also happened to be local asylum seekers, were a big part of helping to save the woman’s life, Lincolnshire Police reported.
“[They] even stayed afterwards to help carry the kit of our waterlogged officers. We are very grateful to them for their help and community spirit,” Lincolnshire Police shared on Twitter.
“Some people think of the job of a police officer is all about sirens, blue flashing lights and arrests, but there’s so much more to it. It’s about being in the right place, at the right time, to help people who most need us, and doing things that change the lives of others,” a spokesperson from Lincolnshire Police said on Twitter.
“It’s running into chest-high, cold water in Skegness, without stopping to think, to save the life of a stranger. And we think that is more than just part of the job.”