Whoa! Averaging 66,000 Unique Weekly Readers! 

Local News

Bravery Award for Causeway Coast And Glens Borough Council Environmental Health Officer

1 Mins read
BT Coleraine

An Environmental Health Officer has been acknowledged for his exceptional bravery after saving a man from drowning in the River Bann.

Dr David R Allen, an employee of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, was on night duty with the PSNI’s Neighbourhood Unit when the drama unfolded last September.

En route to their usual patrol area in Portstewart, an emergency call was received about a distressed man on the Old Bridge in Coleraine. The man entered the water but was eventually brought to safety thanks to the frantic efforts of Dr Allen and the Police Officers who followed him in to the river.

In recognition of his actions on the night, Dr Allen recently received a bravery award from the PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton and has been nominated for an award from The Royal Humane Society, a charity which promotes lifesaving intervention.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Brenda Chivers said: “Our Environmental Health Officers have established a successful partnership with the PSNI which usually addresses anti-social behaviour and noise nuisance. On this occasion, their quick thinking, persistence and selfless actions have no doubt saved a life. By entering the water, Dr Allen and the Police Officers put themselves at great risk in order to bring this man back to safety. On behalf of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council I would like to offer my sincere thanks to everyone who helped in this frightening and perilous situation.”

11392 posts

About author
An article that is attributed to the Causeway Coast Community Team has either involved multiple authors, written by a contributor or the main body of content is from a press release. Got a news-related tip you’d like to see covered on Causeway Coast Community? Email us - [email protected]
Articles
Related posts
Local News

PORTSTEWART : Man to appear in court charged with burglary and common assault

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppA 49 year old man has been charged with burglary and common assault. He is due to appear at Coleraine Magistrates Court…
Local News

Motorist caught doing 113mph is banned from roads for 18 months

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppA MOTORIST detected doing 113mph in a Volkswagen Jetta has been given an 18 months driving ban at Coleraine Magistrates Court sitting…
Local News

How to qualify as a chartered accountant, without a penny of student debt

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppA County Antrim woman who completed a Higher Level Apprenticeship (HLA) in Accountancy at Northern Regional College has just qualified a s…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *