RCMP NL recognizes the actions of one of their own in Sheshatshiu

July 22, 2020
Sheshatshiu, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

RCMP NL is recognizing the actions of one of their own following an incident in the town of Sheshatshiu.

Sheshatshiu RCMP responded to a person in distress who was in a body of water. One of the RCMP officers who responded to the call for service, Constable (Cst.) Andrew Cowper, swam out with two life jackets to assist the man to shore.

Cst. Cowper began to swim the man to shore while a small boat belonging to the local fire department headed out in the water and pulled the officer and man to chest deep water. The man was then transported into the boat and brought to shore. He was taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

RCMP NL thanks Cst. Cowper for his heroic actions which may have saved the life of the man.

RCMP NL continues to fulfill its mandate to protect public safety, enforce the law and ensure the delivery of priority policing services in Newfoundland and Labrador.


Contact information

Sheshatshiu RCMP

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