Site Manager Receives Award from Lincolnshire Police

Site Manager Ryan Penn has been awarded a Public Appreciation Certificate from Lincolnshire Police for his courage and ingenuity in saving a life. Held at the Lincolnshire Police Head Quarters on the 2nd May, the ceremony recognised members of the public, police officers and staff for their bravery, dedication and outstanding contributions to policing.

While working on our HMP North Sea Camp project, Ryan based himself in the local area during the week to reduce travel times. One evening, in an act of bravery and selflessness, Ryan was able to rescue a woman from the fast-moving River Witham during a suicide attempt. Former Royal Engineer Ryan acted quickly and located a safety ring and line from a nearby boat to throw out to the woman. Ryan then convinced the woman to allow him to drag her upstream through the strong tide and back to shore, where Emergency Services were waiting.

One of only two members of the public acknowledged during the ceremony, Ryan was joined by Alistair Arundell who assisted in the heroic rescue last year. Both Ryan and Alistair were presented with the awards by Chief Constable Bill Skelly and the High Sherriff of Lincolnshire William Day in recognition of their selfless actions.

Congratulations to Ryan for this well-deserved achievement and for his courageous actions which assisted in saving a life.  

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