Officer jumps into the Thames to save man and woman from drowning.
London Ambulance Service called police at 21.15 last night (Monday 4 August) after two people were seen in the Thames close to the London Eye.
Officers from the Marine Policing Unit responded and found a 43 year old man and a 53 year old woman holding onto a pier support under the London Eye.
The man had jumped in after noticing the woman in the water. He was helping the woman stay afloat.
The Marine Policing Unit Boat was unable to get close enough to the pair so a male officer from the boat entered the water and swam towards them.
The officer managed to pull the female back to the boat before swimming back to rescue the man.
The Officer jumps into the Thames to save man and woman from drowningÂ then docked at the London Eye Pier and the woman was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service.
She remains in a stable condition in hospital.
The 43 year old man was uninjured and thanked for his bravery by officers. He was given some dry clothes.
Sgt Yvonne Saunderson from the Marine Policing Unit said “The quick actions of not only our officers, but also the man who went in to help the woman, ensured that no one was seriously injured.
“His bravery should be commended, but we would advice that members of the public call police rather than jump into the Thames.
“No one should swim in the Thames no matter what the circumstances.”