Police officers jumped into a swimming pool fully clothed to pull a man out of the water after they received reports of an "aggressive male shouting and swearing in a public place".
Visitors to the Littledown Centre in Bournemouth were shocked to see two uniformed officers, one of which seems to be clutching a child's swimming float, wade to the centre of the pool to collect the man and drag him out of the water on Tuesday evening.
Video footage then appears to show the man being hauled over the edge of the pool where he is surrounded by more police officers.
According to the Daily Telegraph police were called after the middle-aged man shouted at a group of youths after being splashed.
Dorset Police confirmed that officers had been called to the centre following reports of a disturbance but said that no further action was taken.
– Chief Inspector Chris Weeks of Bournemouth Police
Dorset police responded to reports of an aggressive male shouting and swearing in a public place.
There were concerns for the safety of members of the public as the events were taking place in a public swimming pool.
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 officers took action to ensure that the incident was dealt with dynamically and proportionately by removing the man from the pool
Following inquiries made no further action was taken as it was not deemed in the public interest.