17 Apr 2014
Five Carmarthenshire police officers have been recognised for a top bravery award.
Host TV actor Danny Millar presented the CAPITA Flame Awards for outstanding acts of heroism and bravery of the emergency services in a ceremony in the Deansgate Hilton Hotel, Manchester on Friday 28th March 2014.
Ps 381 Kerry Scoberg, Pc 345 Jamie Lang, Pc 357 Gareth Jordan, Pc 130 Alun Morgan and Pc 722 Ciaran Ryan were presented with the CAPITA 999 Award for their efforts in attempting to save a drowning boy from deadly quarry waters in June 2012.
The officers were some of the first people on the scene at the quarry. There was no sign of the boy who was fully-submerged. PC Morgan tied a rescue line to himself and entered the freezing lake. Immediately out of his depth, PC Morgan, a former lifeguard, eventually caught sight of the boy and dived 15ft into the icy water, using his strength and skill to bring the boy to the surface. Suffering the effects of the extreme cold, PC Morgan brought the boy to the water’s edge, where his colleagues assisted.
At this stage the boy was showing signs of life and was taken to hospital where he later sadly died.
PS Kerry Scoberg said
“We are all very pleased to be presented with the CAPITA 999 Award. It was an honour to attend the ceremony. It was very humbling on the night to be amongst people who do so much for their communities.
As all who were there that day will know, a number of people worked hard to try and save Luke. We are accepting this award on behalf of them as well.”
Danny Miller, Pc 345 Jamie Lang (Llanelli), Ps 381 Kerry Scoberg (Ammanford), Pc 357 Gareth Jordan (Ammanford), Pc 130 Alun Morgan (Ammanford), Pc 722 Ciaran Ryan (Ammanford), representative from CAPITA