Handsworth winter Park Rescue

Park Patrol Officer Keith Riley saved the life of an elderly park user at Handsworth Park during the icy spell.

Keith was on duty patrolling the park when he spotted a regular park user stranded in the frozen lake, he had gone into the pool to try and rescue his dog that had fallen through the ice!  Keith used a life ring and rope to pull out the 74 year old man, 4 fire engines and an ambulance attended, the firemen then rescued the dog.

The man suffering from the cold and shock has made a complete recovery and is back using the park on a daily basis thanks to Keith.

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