South Scotland

Police officers recognised for Dumfries burn rescue

Two police officers who waded into a swollen burn to rescue a trapped road crash victim have been recognised for their bravery.

The actions of Pc Callum Kingstree and Pc Leanne Carberry earned commendations at the awards night in Dumfries.

They dragged a driver to safety after the crash on the C11 Dumfries to Auldgirth road last December.

Dumfries and Galloway Chief Constable Patrick Shearer honoured police staff and civilians at the awards.

The two police officers received their recognition for wading into the freezing waters of a burn to rescue a motorist.

He had become trapped in a car which was lying on its roof and partially submerged.

The pair smashed the window of the vehicle before dragging the driver to safety.

He was taken to hospital for medical checks but was found to be none the worse for his ordeal.

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