Moment brave police officer jumped into freezing river to save drowning man

PC Mohammed Nadeem has been praised for his bravery. Credit: MEN Media

This is the moment a police officer jumped eight feet into a freezing, fast-flowing river to save a man from drowning.

PC Mohammed Nadeem's body camera captured the moment he plunged into the River Irwell to reach a distressed man who had fallen from Hardy's Gate bridge in Bury:

Officers had been called to the scene over concern for the man’s welfare on Saturday afternoon.

PC Nadeem, who is a student officer, managed to grab the man and drag him to safety.The pair were helped out of the water by fire crews, before the man was treated by paramedics and taken to hospital to receive treatment.

I'm happy that I went in there and saved that man - I think every other police officer would have done the same.

PC Nadeem

Superintendent Rick Jackson of GMP ’s Bury Borough, said: “As with any incident that we respond to, the safety of the public is our number one priority and sometimes that means putting them first, ahead of your own safety".

I’d like to personally commend PC Nadeem’s actions which were a prime example of why people join the force – to protect people and make sure they are away from harm. He’s also gained the nickname ‘The Hoff’ by his colleagues so I’m sure he won’t be forgetting this anytime soon.

Superintendent Rick Jackson

The man is now safe and receiving the treatment he needs.