A Warwickshire police sergeant who
rescued a dog from the swollen waters of the River Leam has been awarded a top accolade
from the RSPCA.
Leamington officer David Wright pulled the dog to safety seconds before he was swept
over a weir where he would have drowned.
Sgt. Wright has been awarded an RSPCA Certificate of Merit for saving the dogs
life. He will be presented with the Certificate as a special ceremony at Warwickshire
Police HQ, Leek Wootton, on 29 September.
The rescue happened on 8 March when the River Leam was swollen and fast moving after
The 13-year-old crossbreed had jumped into the river while out walking with his owner
in Leamingtons Jephson Gardens. The dog was in the water for two hours and unable to
His owner contacted the police and when Sgt Wright arrived at the scene he anchored
himself to an overhanging branch and managed to grab the dogs collar as he swept