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Negotiator given award after helping save woman’s life

Hannah Wade, who works for Yorkshire estate agency Willowgreen in Malton, was out running when the incident took place.

Nigel Lewis


A sales negotiator in North Yorkshire has been given an award after helping rescue a suicidal woman from a bridge.

31-year-old Hannah Wade was out running in May last year when she spotted a man holding on to a person dangling from a bridge over the A34 near Malton.

Hannah, who works for Willowgreen Estate Agents in the town, then ran back to a veterinary surgery she had just passed earliler and asked staff to call the police.

After returning to the bridge she helped the man hold on to the woman, who had already been hanging from the bridge for over an hour.

“We kept talking to her until the police arrived and then they cut through the fence, and as I have small hands I was able to thread restraints through to wrap round her,” she told local media.

Several people including Hannah were involved in saving the rescue operation and all have received Human Society Awards.

Humane award

Founded in 1774, the Royal Human Society grants awards for acts of bravery in the saving of human life.

Hannah was given her award at Scarborough Police Station by Lisa Winward, the Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police.

“I just reacted to the situation on the day and would like to think that someone would do the same for me if I needed help.”

Hannah joined Willowgreen after several years working at well-known restaurants within the surrounding Rydedale area before joining the property industry. As well as sales, she also specialises in social media marketing and interior design.

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January 3, 2020

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