Garden hose aids police in rescue
Published: July 16, 2008 | 7213th good news item since 2003
Two police officers used a garden hose to douse flames so they could enter a burning building and rescue a man.
Northern Constabulary said the constables were responding to a report of a disturbance at a property in Ardersier’s High Street on Sunday.
After unsuccessfully trying to encourage the man inside to leave, they used the hose and a small powder extinguisher to fight the fire.
Assisted by a third officer, the pair managed to reach and save the man.
He was treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics.
Police said a man had been charged in connection with the incident.
Praising the officers, Ch Insp Julian Innes said: “Their actions were both brave and commendable and a credit to Northern Constabulary.”