Police officer who rescued vulnerable woman from sea nominated for national bravery award

Chief Constable Gareth Wilson (left) and High Sheriff George Vestey also presented the Agnes Chaplin

Chief Constable Gareth Wilson (left) and High Sheriff George Vestey also presented the Agnes Chaplin Trophy to Pc Stephen Vaughan and police dog Nipper at the annual Suffolk police awards for locating a missing woman in dark, wet and freezing conditions in dence woodland in January. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY - Credit: Suffolk Constabulary

A Lowestoft police officer has been nominated for a national bravery award.

Pc Stephen Vaughan is among nominees from each force across England and Wales for the Police Federation Bravery Awards.

Pc Vaughan received a Royal Humane Society award in March for rescuing a vulnerable woman from the sea off the coast of Lowestoft on New Year's Eve.

He was called when a woman left hospital against medical advice and drove to the seafront.

Pc Vaughan found the woman floating in the water, dragged her from the freezing sea and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).


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Finding a pulse, he put her in the recovery position until paramedics arrived.

This annual awards ceremony honours officers in England and Wales for acts of bravery while on or off duty.

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The 23rd ceremony will take place on July 12.

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