Flood hero boost for 'toy cops'.
Brave Andy Hill, 25, waded into chest-high water to pull the pair to safety when high tides swamped their Audi on Wallasea Island, Essex.
PCSO Hill was on patrol with a colleague when they saw the men, aged 24 and 44, trying to free themselves.
Yesterday Insp Richard Baxter said PCSO Hill had done a "marvellous job" and was a credit to the force.
In September two PCSOs - nicknamed "toytown cops" and "plastic plods" were criticised for not doing more to help a boy who drowned in a lake in Wigan, Greater Manchester.
Mr Hill said: "The water was icy and the men were very grateful." His colleague helped the pair dry off before taking them to a marina.
Huge waves hit East Anglia on Friday after a massive tidal surge in the North Sea.
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|Publication:||Sunday Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Nov 11, 2007|
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