James

Duration: 01:20

Quick-thinking PC James Patterson got into the water with a life ring, tied with a rope, and grabbed hold of the man while PC Paul Easter and two other officers worked together to pull them to safety. The 41- year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment after the incident, which happened near Trent Bridge at about 4.35pm on Saturday. PC Patterson and PC Easter were inside the City Ground after being deployed to Forest's home match against Sheffield Wednesday when they received a message that a man had fallen into the river.
The pair, who are experienced members of the Nottinghamshire Police Underwater Search Unit, quickly ran to help and, after coming out at the Trent End, saw a man in the water with his arms waving.