Mr McGrath said: 'There was a woman in the water shouting for help. There was somebody throwing lifebelts to her, but she couldn't get to them.Unlike the police, they weren't content just to watch and wait for someone else whose job it was to save lives. They considered that in that situation, it's everyone's responsibility.
‘The police were holding people back from the edge of the bridge. It became apparent nobody was doing anything else. She was getting lower and lower in the water.'
Miss Lucey said: 'We realised we were watching someone drown.'
They deserve a medal.
A police spokesman said: ‘A 37-year old woman jumped into the Clyde and was rescued by a member of the public prior to the arrival of the emergency services.The police deserve...well, I'm not sure quite what.
‘As a matter of procedure it’s not the responsibility of the police to go in the water, it’s the Fire and Rescue service.’
A commenter to the article says:
"Does anyone still have any respect for our police?I do. Just. Because I recognise (or maybe the word is hope) that these officers are a small minority.
And, if so, why?"
But it's getting harder and harder to hang on to that belief...