Superintendent Mark Holahan.
Superintendent Mark Holahan. The Coffs Coast Advocate

Grafton heroes in line for awards

TWO young boys who saved an elderly woman who had thrown herself off Grafton Bridge on Monday are set to receive top honours from the New South Wales Police Force.

Corey Warburton, 14, has been hailed a hero after he jumped from the Grafton Bridge to save a woman who was lying face down in the water below.

Michael Bethune,16, rushed to his assistance after walking by and seeing the struggle Corey was having bringing the woman to shore.

Corey has since said he doesn't consider himself a hero, but Coffs/Clarence local area commander Superintendent Mark Holahan said an act of such bravery was truly remarkable.

“We will be making sure the people involved receive recognition for their efforts and actions, especially from two young people in the community,” he said.

“There are various levels of recognition, starting with my level. We hope that this will reach one of the highest levels.”

Mr Holahan said the actions of the boys showed the community has a bright future, despite the bad press surrounding South Grafton and its youth in recent weeks.

“I know for a fact that people who do things like this aren't thinking about the rewards. You have to look at the actions of these young fellows and know that we're in very good hands for the future,” he said.



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