Boys Praised Who Helped Save Baby From Canal In Widnes

Officers have hailed two boys for helping a woman and her baby get out of a canal in Widnes.

The woman had entered the St Helens Canal after the pram her baby was in had rolled into the water whilst she was feeding the ducks with her children at Spike Island.

She was able to get her baby out of the canal without it being submerged in the water, aided by two boys from Widnes who were passing by.

The boys, aged 12 and 10, helped to get the woman and the baby out of the canal.

They then called for an ambulance and assisted the woman in keeping the baby warm as they waited for paramedics to arrive.

The woman and baby were assessed at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Whiston Hospital in an ambulance as a precaution.

Officers also attended the incident, which occurred at around 4.30pm on Saturday 7 December.

Sergeant Sarah Kirkbride, of Widnes Local Policing Unit, said: “I would like to thank the boys for helping to rescue the woman and her baby.

“Their quick thinking and bravery prevented this incident from becoming far more serious.

“The mother also did a great job in keeping her baby dry despite its pram having rolled into the cold water.”

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