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Sandbanks drama as police dive into sea to save fully-clothed woman

This is the moment police officers stripped off and waded into the sea to save a woman on Britain’s most exclusive beach.

Eyewitnesses say the fully-clothed woman walked three quarters of a mile into the water after finishing a telephone conversation on the seafront.

The dramatic scene disrupted a wedding party photo shoot on the beach in the upmarket millionaires’ resort of Sandbanks, Dorset.

Video shows eight police officers looking out to sea before two remove their clothes and wade in after the woman.

This is the moment police officers stripped off and waded into the sea to save a woman on Britain’s most exclusive beach

She walked into the water at around 7.30pm as the sun was setting and was brought out an hour later.

Eyewitness Peter Hirst, 54, said: ‘The woman was on the telephone and drinking alcohol.

‘When the conversation ended she got up and walked into the sea fully-clothed – it’s a shallow for a while and you could see her disappearing into the night.

‘She was about three quarters of a mile away when the policemen entered the water.

Video shows eight police officers looking out to sea before two remove their clothes and wade in after the woman

Video shows eight police officers looking out to sea before two remove their clothes and wade in after the woman

The woman walked into the water at around 7.30pm as the sun was setting and was brought out an hour later

The woman walked into the water at around 7.30pm as the sun was setting and was brought out an hour later

‘A couple had just got married and were having pictures taken on the beach at the time.

‘It’s a strange set of events, that contrast of the happiest day of someone’s life and the saddest all on one beach, in one moment.’

Sandbanks is a peninsula where homes cost up to £10million and the average house price is £664,051.

It is dubbed the ‘millionaire’s playground’ and is connected to Poole Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world.

Notable residents include former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp and his son Jamie, a retired Premier League footballer.

The dramatic scene disrupted a wedding party photo shoot on the beach in the upmarket millionaires' resort of Sandbanks, Dorset

The dramatic scene disrupted a wedding party photo shoot on the beach in the upmarket millionaires’ resort of Sandbanks, Dorset

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