Woman who intended to jump from Newark bridge says thank you to police who saved her life
A woman who intended to throw herself from a bridge wants to say a huge thank you to the police officers who prevented her from ending her life.
The woman, who was taken to hospital following the incident of Monday of last week, would like the officers from Nottinghamshire Police to know that she is now in a far better state of mind.
The incident happened around 3pm at the bridge over the River Trent near Homebase.
“I just wanted to say thank you to the police officers. They saved my life when I went to jump in the river,” said the woman, who wants to remain anonymous.
“The care and time they gave was beyond. I’m now in hospital recovering but if it wasn’t for the quick thinking of the police, and help they gave, I wouldn’t be here.
“The officers were very quick to respond and as I slipped to go in the water they held on to me while I was hanging. More officers came and between them they all managed to pull me to safety.
“Thanks to their teamwork and bravery they possibly saved my life.
“I was scared and emotional back then. They calmed me and reassured me.
“I wanted say a big thank you. They were fab.”