Naked man prompts coastguard search after running into the Solent near Titchfield Haven

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A NAKED man sparked a mass search in the sea after he was seen running into the Solent in the early hours of this morning.

A member of the public raised the alarm and called police at about 3.10am.

They reported seeing a man aged about 56 years old running into the water.

Hamble Independent Lifeboat, Solent Coastguard and Hampshire Fire and Rescue were all called out to search for the man.

The drama happened on the edge of the Solent between Meon Shore and Titchfield Haven.

A spokesman for Hampshire police said he search lasted three hours but it was called off after nothing suspicious was found.

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11:45am Mon 28 Apr 14

Dchadder says...

So, it was Reginald Perrin.
So, it was Reginald Perrin. Dchadder
  • Score: 1

12:25pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Brite Spark says...

I was going to say there was no moon last night but someone will reply that there was a full one! Thing is the report says 'About 56 years old' - not 55, that detail made me laugh.
I was going to say there was no moon last night but someone will reply that there was a full one! Thing is the report says 'About 56 years old' - not 55, that detail made me laugh. Brite Spark
  • Score: 5

12:25pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Brite Spark says...

Maybe he had an 'Ill Head.
Maybe he had an 'Ill Head. Brite Spark
  • Score: 0

12:28pm Mon 28 Apr 14

ToastyTea says...

sounds like somebody just having some drunken naked fun, what a waste of police time and other services.
sounds like somebody just having some drunken naked fun, what a waste of police time and other services. ToastyTea
  • Score: 1

2:51pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Abkhazsoyuz says...

Suspect he was feeling like a bear.
Suspect he was feeling like a bear. Abkhazsoyuz
  • Score: 0

7:50pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Aged about 56 years old?
Couldn't they be more specific?
Aged about 56 years old? Couldn't they be more specific? Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

9:08am Tue 29 Apr 14

camerajuan says...

Nothing wrong with some after pub skinny dipping.

Gives you a whoosh!
Nothing wrong with some after pub skinny dipping. Gives you a whoosh! camerajuan
  • Score: 1

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