- The South African Police Service has revealed an official statement about how the brave cop saved a pensioner from a raging river
- The statement reveals that the cops had rushed to the river where an old lady was crying for help when one of them sprung to action
- Mzansi loved the feel-good news, many of them commended the cop for a splendid
Earlier this week the story of how a brave cop had saved an old lady from drowning in a vicious river was shared online and soon went viral. The South African Police service have now released a detailed statement about the heroic event.
“I heard the granny screaming in the bushy area already inside the river asking for help. I couldn’t even see her, but used my amateur swimming skills and made my way through the thorny branches and into the muddy Kgoptjane River.
"The water was flowing heavily as a result of showers of rain. I finally saw her holding onto a branch of a tree but was a bit difficult to reach out to her due to dense branches. I finally took the risk and dived into the flooded river until I reached her.
"I was not afraid to drown as my focus was to rescue the granny. I told her that I am here to rescue and save her life. It was frightening moment for her. She asked me how I am going to rescue her seeing that I don’t even have a rope. I asked her to take a grip of my belt as I started swimming with her towards the bank of the river. I spent almost five minutes in the river struggling to reach the bank," said the brave officer.
Locals absolutely loved it many of them commended the brave cop in the comment section.
Maureen Doran said:
"'WOW' what a brave man, what a selfless act of courage !! you truly put your life on the line for that elderly lady.may you always be surrounded by angels to protect your life? Well Done."
Penny Owens said:
"Someone please offer this hero free swimming lessons so he may be safe if and when he needs to ever help again. He took an incredible chance and risked his own life."
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Jeanette Mosa Buthelezi took to Facebook and posted an uplifting story in the #ImStaying group about a police officer who saved an elderly person from drowning.
She captioned a poster of the officer with the following:
"He saved an elderly today from drowning at Phuthaditjhaba Qwaqwa. I'm staying because of people like him"
Social media users took the comments section to shower praise on the hero cop and many of them have said that this has restored their faith in the police, knowing that there are good cops out there.
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