A violent male who entered the water at Thorness earlier this morning (Friday) was eventually detained by Police after he was scared out of the sea by a large fish.
The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team and Cowes RNLI Lifeboat were tasked to Thorness Bay at 06:20 following a request for assistance from Hampshire Constabulary.
It was reported that a man had entered the sea to evade arrest by Police.
A large fish going about its daily business startled the wanted individual, who soon left the water of his own accord and into the arms of the waiting officers.
Search and rescue assets were stood down soon after.
Today’s incident comes less than 24 hours after another incident at Thorness Bay. A 31-year-old man was arrested after being violent towards holiday park staff.
UPDATE @ 11:42 – It has been confirmed that a 31-year-old man from Cowes was arrested this morning on suspicion of burglary, attempted theft of a motor vehicle, affray and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.
He has been taken into custody at Newport Police Station for questioning.