On Monday, the Norfolk Broads boat skipper was arrested after he attacked police officers using a fire extinguisher. He had failed to flee from a 10-mph vessel.
Cantley, near Great Yarmouth was called by emergency personnel after a report that an individual had been stranded at 1am.
However, when the lifeboat crew and coastguard arrived and quizzed him, the stranded sailor abused and threatened them as they launched a rescue bid.
Police chased the man and he managed to get away in his cruiser at 10 mph.
Pictured: Norfolk Broads [file photo] where a boat skipper was tasered and arrested on Monday after attacking police officers with a fire extinguisher having failed to flee on a 10mph craft. According to reports, he ran off the water and shouted abuse at rescuers.
The boat was not stopped by officers, so they managed to climb onboard.
The sailor fired an extinguisher at officers while they were climbing aboard to stop him going further.
In the accident, two police officers sustained injuries. The one with the head injury sustained by one officer and the other was left with cuts on his hands.
Tasererd ended the incident.
His 36-year-old name was changed to Tom Smith and he is now homeless.
The man is expected to be in court for assaulting emergency personnel and causing criminal damages. He will also appear at Norwich magistrates court on a later date.
Norfolk Broads National Park – Britain’s most famous attraction – offers more than 125 miles navigable and lock-free waterways.
You will find seven rivers, more than 60 broads and beautiful scenery through these picturesque villages and towns.
The Broads were a favorite spot for yacht racing during the 1900s. They are now visited annually by around 8 million people.