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Bike Thief Drowns After Plunging Into Harbour

Date
12/10/2014
What Happened
Person overboard/swept away/fell in the water
What Caused
Human factor
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Male
Causal Factors
Insufficient ability
Injury Details
Drowning
Outcome
Accident suspected
Alcohol/Drugs
N/A

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Description of Incident
A suspected bike thief drowned on the 12th of October after he rode into a harbour to escape police.

A passer-by told how the unnamed man shouted "I can's swim" as he struggled to stay afloat in the water.

The man died after he became trapped between an old fishing boat and the harbour wall.

It was still dark when the man cycled into the sea while being pursued by police around 6.30am.

Navy divers, police officers and the coastguard desperately tried to rescue the man from the water.

But they were unable to reach him and a body was later recovered from Sutton Harbour in Plymouth.
Supporting Information
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/suspected-bike-thief-drowns-after-4424879

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