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Courageous cop dives to rescue

An Australian policewoman hailed for her bravery in diving into a river to rescue speedboat passengers trapped under a ferry insists she is no hero.

The 37-year-old jumped into the water to help three people escape when a powerboat became wedged under a power catamaran ferry.

Describing the scene, she said: "They were still under the ferry when we arrived at the scene.

"Three of them were trapped on the boat, they were underneath the ferry so at that point I have exited the boat and gone into the water to just make sure we knew all persons were accountable," senior constable Lisa Hoggard said.

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Click here to read an earlier report with speculation that the powerboat may have been 'playing chicken' with the ferry before the crash.