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Posted on 23:02:00 on 4th December 2017

Officers receiving their commendations.

Officers who went above and beyond in their attempts to rescue a member of the public received awards from the Chief Constable this evening (4 Dec).

Police Constables David Styth, Daniel Hill, John Taylor and Christopher Clark were commended after their actions saved the life of a 44-year-old man.

The man was found on 17 January 2017, in the back of a car parked in Wetheral, near Carlisle. He was suspected of having overdosed.

The officers broke a window to gain access, then found the man had no pulse. They commenced CPR whilst arranging for a defibrillator to be brought to the scene.

They continued CPR in difficult conditions until the ambulance crew arrived. The man became responsive and was transferred to hospital.

Superintendent Justin Bibby said: “The officers wasted no time on arrival at the scene and their swift and decisive actions have led to a life being saved.

“All four officers showed remarkable calm and professionalism and their actions are a great credit to the Constabulary.”

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