A man was pulled to safety by police officers and members of the public from a bridge in Hayes on Wednesday (January 18).
Hillingdon Police was called to the canal bridge in Printing House Lane at around 8.35am.
When they arrived members of the public were holding on to the man who was standing on the wrong side of the barrier on the bridge.
At first officers tried to convince the man to return to safety, but eventually with help from the public they pulled him to safety and prevented him coming to harm, the police said.
A statement on the incident from Hillingdon Police said: “Today Hillingdon Police were called by multiple members of the public regarding a man trying to jump off a canal bridge in Printing House Lane in Hayes.
"Members of the public were holding on to the man who was on the wrong side of the barrier when officers arrived on scene.
“Officers initially attempted to speak to the man to get him to come back to safety.
“With the help of members of the public officers pulled him to safety, preventing anyone coming to harm.”
PCC Bonny and PC Jayasinghe were the first to arrive on the scene, followed by PC Murphy and PC Luck.
The officers were praised for their efforts in the statement, which added: “Well done those officers and thank you to every person who stopped to help.”
According to Hillingdon Police, the man has been taken “to a place of safety”.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said officers were called at around 8.35am and the incident was dealt with around 10 minutes later.
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