14 Jan 2011

Yacht looter fished from flooded river

12:42 pm on 14 January 2011

A man suspected of looting yachts in Brisbane had to be rescued by Queensland Water Police on Thursday night after he jumped into the flooded Brisbane River.

The ABC reports two men and a woman were found stealing from the vessels.

One attempted to flee the scene by jumping into the river.

Police say he struggled to stay afloat and an officer had to jump into the river to rescue him.