A City worker who died whilst rescuing an 9 year boy who had fallen into a canal will be honoured today at Postman’s Park.
Leigh Pitt worked for outsourcing company Williams Lea at Merrill Lynch and was aged 30 when he died in the accident two years ago. It happened in the Broadwater Dock canal in Thamesmead, near Leigh’s home.
“Postman’s Park”, as it is known, celebrates the herorism of ordinary people who lost their lives saving other people and is is located between King Edward Street, Little Britain and Angel Street.
The new plaque being laid will say:
Leigh Pitt (30)
Reprographics Operator, Anson Place, West Thamesmad, London, lost his life on 7th Jun 2007 attempting to rescue a 9-year-old boy who had falled into a deep lock at the Broadwater Dock, West Thamsmead, London.
Hat tip to the Evening Standard