Security guard who saved man’s life named industry ‘hero’ in national campaign
PUBLISHED: 14:49 20 October 2020 | UPDATED: 14:49 20 October 2020
A security guard who helped save a man’s life has been named an indstry hero for “going the extra mile for his community”.
Chris Church, 37, a security officer from Lowestoft, was patrolling Great Yarmouth’s former marina centre at 10pm on September 20 when he was forced into ‘incident mode’.
A man with a knife wound on his neck had entered the water at Yarmouth seafront, with Mr Church coaxing him out and placing pressure on the wound until the ambulance arrived.
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In recognition of his efforts, the Security Industry Authority, a public body regulating private security operations in the UK, has featured Mr Church on it’s #SIAHeroes campaign.
Chief executive Ian Todd said: “Christopher’s story is testament to the fact that despite the challenges, many operatives are going the extra mile to serve their communities throughout the Covid-19 crisis.”
Mr Church added: “The man kept thanking me and telling me I’d saved his life.
“He’s still in hospital but is now in a stable condition.”
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