A coroner called yesterday for bravery awards to be given to passersby who tried to save a flood victim in central Sheffield.
Three men struggled to save Peter Harding, 68, from freezing water which rose from waist to neck height within minutes after torrential rainfall in June.
Two of them, Christopher Brennan and Richard Tomlinson, tried to keep Mr Harding’s head above water, while the third, Darren Fogg, stripped off and swam beneath a bridge to haul him to dry land.
Coroner praises trio, The Guardian
Meanwhile, on another planet:
Police chiefs have defended two community support officers (PCSOs) who did not enter the water as a 10-year-old boy drowned in a pond.
The BBC, Police defend drowning death case