Award for lifesaver

Quick thinking: PC Eleanor Borrett receives her Royal Humane Society certificate from Chief Constable Mick Creedon of Derbyshire Police.
Quick thinking: PC Eleanor Borrett receives her Royal Humane Society certificate from Chief Constable Mick Creedon of Derbyshire Police.

A POLICE officer who helped save the life of a Heanor woman who had stopped breathing has received an award from the Royal Humane Society.

PC Eleanor Borrett received a resuscitation certificate at a ceremony at police headquarters, Ripley.

In November 2010 PC Borrett was on duty in Heanor when she received information about concerns for the safety of a local woman. She forced her way into the woman’s home and found her conscious but pale and shaking with irregular breathing.

The woman stopped breathing and PC Borrett administered CPR and got the woman breathing again before paramedics arrived. She received the certificate for ‘keeping a level head’ and ‘acting quickly in an emergency situation, saving a life while on duty.’