Cop dived into freezing water to save a drowning man, and he can’t even swim
Police Constable Mohammed Nadeem witnessed a man fall off of a bridge into the freezing fast-moving waters of River Irwell in Bury this Saturday. Seeing the man was in danger of drowning, the brave cop jumped into the river to rescue him, even though he himself didn’t know how to swim.
Nadeem later told the BBC: “I can’t swim. I’m not a good swimmer at all and having all the extra body gear was very hard but somehow I got to him… and we got to the side and waited for help. It was very dangerous but I just had to go in… seeing this man drowning I just couldn’t wait.”
According to Nadeem’s superintendent, the young officer is now being called “The Hoff” by his cohorts as an affectionate homage to David Hasselhoff’s character on the “Baywatch” TV show.