Sussex

Boys honoured for Brighton Marina water rescue

Connor Macey, Det Sgt Jackie Shaw and Harry Oswin at Brighton Marina
Image caption Det Sgt Shaw said Connor (left) and Harry (right) should feel proud of what they did

Two teenagers have been honoured by police for helping to save another boy from drowning in water at Brighton Marina.

Connor Macey and Harry Oswin, both 14, threw a life belt to Ben Cooke, also 14, of Burgess Hill, after he fell into the water while fishing in February.

They also called for the help of Matt Davies, 41, of Brighton Marina Car Wash, who pulled Ben out.

Sussex Police said their actions prevented a more serious situation.

Harry and Connor were presented with bravery award trophies by Det Sgt Jackie Shaw, of Sussex Police, and also treated to a mackerel fishing trip as a reward.

Harry said: "I really didn't expect this. We saw Ben fall in and we weren't just going to leave him to drown."

Connor added: "It's great to get this award - I'm really proud. I'd do the same again."

Det Sgt Shaw said: "Both Harry and Connor should feel rightly proud of being recognised for their quick actions in rescuing Ben from the sea.

"Had it not been for their quick thinking, we, the police, could have had to deal with a much more serious incident as a consequence. Well done to you both, and to Matt Davies."

Mr Davies, from Horsham, was also given a Brighton Marina Bravery Award.

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