A naval architect who jumped into a river at Great Yarmouth at the height of a storm surge tide earlier this month has admitted being "stupid".
Stephen Wood, ignored police warnings to leave and leapt into the water, telling an officer "I might as well jump in".
The PC told magistrates how she watched in "utter shock and disbelief" as he travelled "several metres in a split second".
Wood admitted obstructing a police officer in their duty on January 13 when parts of Great Yarmouth, had been evacuated over flooding worries.
In mitigation, Wood's defence said he admitted his actions had been "stupid", but added he was a naval architect and experienced in the seas and rivers.
Handing down an order to pay a £150 fine, with another £115 in court costs and fees, magistrate Darren Gilkes said it was a night the officers would not forget.
"Sightseers" wanting to see the devastating power of the storm surge first-hand have been told to leave Yarmouth and Gorleston seafronts.Read the full story ›
- Video report by ITV News Anglia's Kate Prout
Much of the East Anglian coast has been on flood alert today with a storm surge raising high tides.
Rivers on the Broads have also burst their banks and the rail line between Norwich and Lowestoft has been closed by flooding.
Trains are being disrupted between Norwich and Lowestoft tonight due to floodwater getting onto the tracks.
Several flood alerts are in place across the Anglia region due to a storm surge raising high tides.
A flood warning has been issued for parts of the River Yare, including Brundall, and part of the line is now flooded.
Greater Anglia say that trains between Norwich and Lowestoft are being delayed and cancelled, and the problems are expected to last until 8pm.
A limited Rail Replacement Bus service is currently in operation.
The Environment Agency has issued a series of flood alerts around the East Anglian coast with a storm surge expected to bring high tides.Read the full story ›
A man wanted in the Great Yarmouth area has been arrested.
Matthew Clark, 33, was wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of his license.
He was arrested in the Great Yarmouth area and is in police custody to be returned to prison in due course.
Police in Norfolk are hunting a man who is wanted for recall to prison.
Matthew Clark, 33, from Great Yarmouth is wanted for breaching the terms of his license.
He is thought to have connections all over Norfolk but more specifically the King's Lynn area, along with Lowestoft and Beccles in Suffolk.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Norfolk Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
It's been revealed that the venue where a Norfolk boxer died in Great Yarmouth was not licensed for fighting.
22-year-old Kuba Moczyk suffered a head injury after being knocked out in his first fight at the Atlantis Arena Tower Complex in November. He died in hospital four days later.
A spokesman for the Great Yarmouth Borough Council said the premises licence lapsed in August last year. An investigation has since been launched.
Hundreds of people have turned out for the funeral of a boxer from Norfolk who died after being knocked out in his first ever fight.
22-year-old Kuba Moczyk suffered a head injury during a bout at the Atlantis Arena in Great Yarmouth last month. He died in hospital four days later.
His funeral was held at St Mary's Church in Great Yarmouth.
The funeral of a boxer from Norfolk who died after being knocked out in his first ever fight is due to take place.
22-year-old Kuba Moczyk suffered a head injury during a bout at the Atlantis Arena in Great Yarmouth last month. He died in hospital two days later.