Arrest made after naked man rescued from river Usk

Arrest made after naked man rescued from river Usk

Arrest made after naked man rescued from river Usk

Arrest made after naked man rescued from river Usk

First published in News South Wales Argus: Photograph of the Author by

AN 18-YEAR-OLD man from Newport was arrested on suspicion of breach of the peace following the naked swimming incident in the River Usk.

Emergency services were called to the riverbank near Castle Bingo, in Usk Way at 3.41pm on Tuesday after reports that a man was in distress.

Residents watched the drama unfold from outside their homes as the nude swimmer made his way to shore.

He was thrown a towel to cover his modesty and rescue lines were thrown to down to help him climb a slippery mud bank.

The man is in police custody.

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6:39pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Adrian Williams says...

Throw the book at him - idiot.
Throw the book at him - idiot. Adrian Williams
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7:58pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Katie Re-Registered says...

Least they didn't have to strip search him(!)
Least they didn't have to strip search him(!) Katie Re-Registered
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8:12pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Limestonecowboy says...

...don't look Ethel !!
...don't look Ethel !! Limestonecowboy
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9:57pm Wed 5 Sep 12

PontyPeter says...

Apparently two couples, Mr and Mrs Ball, and Mr and Mrs Smith went to his rescue. Fortunately for the gentleman he was pulled out of the water by the Smiths.
Apparently two couples, Mr and Mrs Ball, and Mr and Mrs Smith went to his rescue. Fortunately for the gentleman he was pulled out of the water by the Smiths. PontyPeter
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10:39pm Wed 5 Sep 12

pwharley says...

Would *you* want to swim in the river with clothes on? They would get filthy!
Would *you* want to swim in the river with clothes on? They would get filthy! pwharley
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9:20am Thu 6 Sep 12

ncfcr says...

He was fully dressed when he went in, the water burned his clothes right off.
He was fully dressed when he went in, the water burned his clothes right off. ncfcr
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12:37pm Fri 7 Sep 12

denlexx says...

bet he will come down with something very soon after swimming in that stinking mess i would not swim in it for a million bucks ..ok well maybe two million
bet he will come down with something very soon after swimming in that stinking mess i would not swim in it for a million bucks ..ok well maybe two million denlexx
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