Gabriel M.V., the National Police officer who rescued the children.


An off-duty National Police officer rescued two children who were screaming for help in English when they got into difficulties at Son Serra de Marina beach on Sunday evening.

The children, a boy of seven and a girl of ten, had gone into the sea despite it having been very rough and there being a red flag. The lifeguards had, by the time the incident occurred, finished for the day. The children were at risk of being swept away by a strong undertow. The police officer, who had been spending the afternoon at the beach, was able to rescue the girl first - she was on the point of going under - and then the boy.


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Bekki / Hace over 5 years

Bravo Gabriel. A great selfless act of heroism. Hope that your actions are recognised by the community and your superiors.


E Weldon / Hace over 5 years

This police officer deserves a commendation for his bravery - its a miricle he was at the beach and managed to save both children. I hope his actions have been recognised by his superior's in the Police Force and the Local Council!


Steve / Hace over 5 years

Great story of a hero.


Mr B / Hace over 5 years

Well done Gabriel!. It is nice to know that police officers like you exist.