A man with suspected mental health issues jumped into the River Severn, in Worcester, during a row with girlfriend

Worcester News: Man jumps into river following row Man jumps into river following row

A MAN believed to have mental health issues jumped into the River Severn, during an argument with his girlfriend.

After jumping in, his girlfriend left the scene, and he refused to get out of the water, telling police officers he was "sun-bathing."

A spokeswoman for West Mercia Police said: " The man was possibly drunk, and was refusing to get out of the water, saying he was sun-bathing.

"He made an attempt to get out of the river at first, but after he realised it was too steep, he refused to get out."

14 police officers and an Ambulance crew attended the scene, eventually getting him out via the steps on the river bank leading to the cricket ground, in New Road, Worcester, at 12.45pm.

Police received the call at 12.23pm, after he jumped into the water in Quay Street, Worcester.

After being seen to by the medical staff, the man was arrested, taken into custody where he is being detained under Section 136- The Mental Health Act.

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4:07am Sat 5 Apr 14

Guy66 says...

"14 police officers and an Ambulance crew "

Slow day in Worcester for the Police or a jolly boys outing to laugh at the idiot in the river? Is this Health and Safety gone bananas?
"14 police officers and an Ambulance crew " Slow day in Worcester for the Police or a jolly boys outing to laugh at the idiot in the river? Is this Health and Safety gone bananas? Guy66
  • Score: -3

9:08am Sat 5 Apr 14

jb says...

Guy66 wrote:
"14 police officers and an Ambulance crew "

Slow day in Worcester for the Police or a jolly boys outing to laugh at the idiot in the river? Is this Health and Safety gone bananas?
Sounds more like a strong response to a situation which had the potential to threaten the life of the person in the river and officers attending the scene.
[quote][p][bold]Guy66[/bold] wrote: "14 police officers and an Ambulance crew " Slow day in Worcester for the Police or a jolly boys outing to laugh at the idiot in the river? Is this Health and Safety gone bananas?[/p][/quote]Sounds more like a strong response to a situation which had the potential to threaten the life of the person in the river and officers attending the scene. jb
  • Score: 6

11:54am Sat 5 Apr 14

Jabbadad says...

Yes disgraceful 14 police officers when more police help is needed in Brittania Square to catch rat run motorists.
Yes disgraceful 14 police officers when more police help is needed in Brittania Square to catch rat run motorists. Jabbadad
  • Score: 1

6:10pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Jabbadad says...

Forgot to say that ONE MAN from the local Anglers club with a Rod & Line would have quickly got the man out.
Forgot to say that ONE MAN from the local Anglers club with a Rod & Line would have quickly got the man out. Jabbadad
  • Score: -5

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