VicPD gives thrill-seeker a stern warning after jumping into rough waters

VicPD gives thrill-seeker a stern warning after jumping into rough waters
Jon Fisher
A man jumps into the water off Dallas Road, recording video footage of the waves. Victoria Police says he was later rescued from the water by emergency crews.

A thrill-seeker has been handed a stern warning by Victoria Police after jumping into rough water off Dallas Road Sunday.

Police, Victoria Fire and B.C. Ambulance crews were called to the 300-block of Dallas Rd. around 3:30 p.m. for reports of a man in distress in the water.

People watch after a man jumped into rough water Sunday off Dallas Road. Photo courtesy Jon Fisher.

VicPD says when officers arrived, a man was spotted in the water and passersby were trying to reach him with a line.

First responders were able to pull him out of the water.

Victoria firefighters use line to reach a man Victoria Police says jumped into rough water off the 300-block of Dallas Road Sunday. Photo courtesy Jon Fisher.

The man was not injured and declined further medical attention.

Officers were told by the man and witnesses that he was attempting to capture video footage of waves along Dallas Road and jumped into the water.

Police say waves were breaking over Dallas Road at the time of the incident.

VicPD says no charges have been laid, but in speaking with the man, officers emphasized the risks he put to both himself and others.

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