Devon

Man rescued after jump into Plymouth's Sutton Harbour

  • 22 February 2014
  • From the section Devon
Sutton Harbour
Image caption The man was found clinging to a pole in Sutton Harbour

A man rescued from a harbour in Plymouth is lucky to be alive after going into the water while apparently drunk, coastguards say.

The man was seen jumping into the water at Sutton Harbour, near the China House pub, at about 03:50 GMT while wearing just jeans and a T-shirt.

He was recovered from the water by Devon and Somerset Fire Service after being found clinging to a pole.

Brixham Coastguard Dave Lucas said it was a rescue from "very cold water".

He added: "He was lucky someone else was there and saw what he did otherwise it could have been much worse."

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