A Hampshire constable who saved a woman in Cowes has received a prestigious honour.
PC Nathan Lucy has been awarded a Queen’s Gallantry Medal for his selfless actions.
While on duty in April 2014 PC Lucy saved the life of a vulnerable woman who jumped into the water from the Red Jet Terminal in Cowes.
As she was being swept out by the current he took a life ring and jumped into the sea and started to swim towards her.
The woman resisted PC Lucy's help on several occasions, causing him to go under the water himself.
Despite this, he retained hold of her until they were finally pulled into the jetty, where she was lifted out and given immediate life-saving treatment before being taken to hospital.