Two English policemen jumped into a pool fully-clothed this week to arrest a man who complained that children had splashed him.
The police said the incident on Tuesday was a potentially "high-risk environment", The Telegraph reported.
The man in his 50s shouted at a group of youths after apparently being
splashed and then refused to get out of the public pool in Bournemouth.
Eight police arrived to deal with the swimmer and two officers jumped in and hauled the man out of the water.
In footage shot on a mobile phone, the policemen can be seen wading
towards the middle-aged man and dragging him to the edge of the pool
where at least four more officers were waiting with handcuffs.
Police later said no offence had been committed but did not apologise.
Onlooker Sharese Taylor, 19, said the man had been shouting "get out of my way" and swearing.
"The lifeguard asked him to leave but he refused to," she said.
"It took about four policemen to hold him down.
"It was ridiculous that so many police turned up and that two of them went into the water.
"It seemed a bit over the top."
Another woman, who did not wish to be named, said three boys had been "antagonising" the man and laughed as he was arrested.
A Dorset Police spokeswoman said they had responded to reports of an aggressive man shouting and swearing.
"There were concerns for the safety of members of the public as the
events were taking place in a public swimming pool," she said.
"The officers in attendance were faced with a potentially high-risk
environment to work in where positive action was essential to prevent a
breach of the peace."
The spokeswoman said no further action was taken afterwards as it was "not deemed in the public interest".
Police would not say how many officers were deployed or whether the man had been splashe
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