TWO hero Sheffield police officers who saved a man from falling 100ft have received awards for their actions.
PC Lee Corker and PC David Mason have been awarded the fire service’s highest honour - a Chief Fire Officer’s Commendation.
The pair climbed down a cliff face at Meersbrook to help a man who had already fallen 20ft and was at risk of falling even further.
He had landed on a bush and the police officers stabilised him until firefighters arrived with specialist rescue equipment.
Firefighters said the casualty would almost certainly had died if he had fallen any further.
They praised the bravery and professionalism of the police officers.
Temporary Chief Fire Officer Jamie Courtney, of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, said: “It’s a great honour to recognise the bravery of these two police officers David and Lee.
“When faced with the situation they came across they had to make a split second decision which ultimately helped save this man’s life.”
PC Lee Corker said they knew they had to act swiftly to save the man.
He said: “It was very much a joint effort and I’m glad we arrived when we did to be able to save this man.
“When we saw him we just knew we had to get to him quickly.
“He was injured and extremely frightened but thankfully with the help of the fire crews we got him out safely.”
PC David Mason added: “I am really pleased to be receiving this special award - it was a real team effort during a very difficult situation.”