20 Sep 2014

Woman in hospital after river rescue

6:23 pm on 20 September 2014

Police are praising one of their newly-graduated constables for putting his own life at risk to rescue a woman who had jumped into the Waikato River.

Residents are being asked to pick from three council proposals relating to the Waikato River.

The Waikato River with a view towards Whitiora Bridge in Hamilton. Photo: PHOTO NZ

They say officers were talking to the distressed woman on the Cobham Drive bridge at 11.30pm last night where she jumped 15 metres into the river.

The recently-graduated constable raced down to the river, swam out, and grabbed her.

The police say the pair were picked up by a police boat and taken to Waikato Hospital.

The constable has since been discharged however the woman remains in hospital.

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