An Isle of of Wight serving PCSO who Talked woman away from cliff edge has been presented an awarded
PCSO Justin Keefe received a District Commanders Award.
Officers were called to reports of a distressed woman on the cliff edge at Freshwater Bay.
PCSO Justin Keefe was first on scene and located the distressed woman, who was very close to the cliff edge.
PCSO Keefe spoke with the woman to try and persuade her to come away from the edge. After an hour of negotiations, she started to crawl back towards land. Unfortunately she then fell unconscious, collapsing at the cliff edge. She was recovered by coastguard and taken to hospital.
PCSO Keefe showed outstanding skills in what were very difficult circumstances and managed to safe guard the life this woman.