Port Stephens-Hunter Police's Richard Hansen recognised for brave solo floodwater rescue near Dungog

By Nick Bielby
Updated September 23 2022 - 2:49am, first published 2:44am

"Holy moly, what's happened here?" That was the first thought that ran through Senior Constable Richard Hansen's mind when he arrived at a flooded causeway in NSW's Hunter region on Thursday morning to find a woman clinging to the side of a four-wheel-drive that had been inundated by fast-moving water.