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Appeal is issued for Ilkley rescue woman to come forward
5:23pm Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
Police want to find a woman who helped save the life of a five-year-old girl who had got into difficulty in the River Wharfe at Ilkley.
The middle-aged woman saw the girl struggling in the water and alerted the her grandparents, whose cries for help was met by 27-year-old Simon Wood.
Mr Wood, of Otley, got into the water and helped the girl to safety. He has been nominated for a Divisional Award for his heroics on Thursday, August 22.
Now, officers want to find the woman so they can thank her too.
Sergeant David Collyer said: “Without this woman noticing that the little girl was in trouble, we could have been looking at a tragic accident.
“We are really keen for her to come forward, so we can thank her in person for her efforts that day.”
If you are the woman involved, ring Airedale and North Bradford Police on 101.