This is the tragic story of a young ten year old boy who drowned in a lake earlier this summer.
He and his 8 year old sister went to the lake, the young girl got into difficulties in the lake and the boy tried to save her. Two passer's by then got in and pulled out the girl unfortunately the little boy slipped under and disappeared from view.
Two PCSO's attended the scene, but for whatever reason they did not assist in rescuing the young boy.
I've just watched the mother on the news having a go at the police and asking 'why didn't the PCSOs jump in and save her boy?'
I've got some questions for the mother, where were you whilst this was happening?? Why did you allow your 8 and 10 year old children to go to a lake unsupervised??
The police have defended the PCSOs stating they were not trained for live saving. Well neither are regular PC's (except for Devon and Cornwall).
The fact they were PCSO's is irrelevant. They as individuals had to make a split second life or death decision. They were there they had the information, they know their own physical capabilities they knew the condition of the water and all the other impact factors.
Personally I probably would have jumped into a lake in the month of may to save a live. But I'm a fit male twenty something. If it was the north sea in December I'd have to think twice.
The point is this is another example of the public blaming the police solely responsible for something, when maybe they are partially responsible.