Late night drunken swim might bring Dane a hefty fine

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A 21-year-old Danish guy will get a fine of up to maybe DKK 70,000 (US$ 11,500) for swimming across the fjord at Aalborg, Northern Jutland, yesterday evening. A witness had alerted the police, triggering a rescue search by boat and helicopter, that resulted in the boat picking the swimmer up near the city of Nørresundby, across the fjord, the swimmer apparently perfectly okay but drunk. The story on DR Nordjylland mentions that he was in his underpants, but that is seriously a minor offense in Denmark.

Limfjorden

(Limfjorden Aalborg – Nørresundby, photo courtesy of vrdier, CC BY-SA 2.0)

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