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.”

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