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Police pursuit turns rescue mission after man, 72, jumps into Breydon Water

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Police pursuit turns rescue mission after man, 72, jumps into Breydon Water

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Monday, 21 March 2022

Norfolk Constabulary

A 72-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving offences after jumping into a stretch of water near Great Yarmouth to flee police.

Officers had tried to stop a Vauxhall car, believed to have false plates, on the A47 Acle Straight on Thursday, March 17 at 4.25pm.


However, the driver failed to stop and during a pursuit the car was then abandoned and enquiries led to the man being found in Breydon Water in Great Yarmouth near to railway lines.

Hemsby Broads Rescue, part of the Hemsby Lifeboat service, was also called to the incident, with initial reports indicating the man was unresponsive.

But the team was stood down once on scene as he was out of the water and already in police custody.

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