Kent(UK): A waitress has been praised for saving the life of her friend as she jumped from a footbridge.
Bethany Hornsby first tried to grab the desperate woman as she jumped from a footbridge towards the busy A28 dual roadway.
She had lost the grip of her arm as she fell, but succeeded in clinging onto her hair and then the woman was dangling in the air above the nearby road at Canterbury, Kent.
PC Paul Donovan, a Dog handler who saw the drama on CCTV then dashed to the scene to help Miss Hornsby for bringing her friend to safety.
The details of her bravery were revealed at a Kent Police awards ceremony taken place Canterbury Cathedral.
Miss Hornsby and PC Donovan both received Chief Constable’s Awards for outstanding commitment and dedication to public duty.
At the ceremony they revealed how Miss Hornsby had become increasingly concerned about her friend’s safety and come to know that she was going to harm herself.
Later that night, she had found her friend on the footbridge immediately after her decision to jump. Miss Hornsby then tried to hold onto her friend as she climbed to the bridge through the wrong side of the railings, but lost grip of her arm as she jumped.
But fortunately she could catch her hair and managed to hold her until assistance arrived.
PC Donovan who rushed to help Bethany then held the woman and pulled her back over the railings to safety.
The woman was then in an unemotional mood until she received appropriate medical treatment in a effort to prevent repetition of the same incident.