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Boris Johnson 'Nearly Drowned' While On Holiday In Scotland

Claire Reid

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Boris Johnson 'Nearly Drowned' While On Holiday In Scotland

Boris Johnson was swept out to sea and 'nearly drowned' during a holiday in Scotland last year, The Times reports.

The Prime Minister visited the north west Highland coast with wife Carrie Symonds, their young son Wilfred and their pooch Dilyn in August.

But it's now been reported that Johnson had a scary incident while out on the water and had to be rescued.

Sources have told The Times the PM was out canoeing or paddle-boarding when he was taken out by the current.

One told the paper: "He got swept away and found himself going further and further out."

A photograph from the holiday shared by Carrie Symonds. Credit: Instagram/Carrie Symonds
A photograph from the holiday shared by Carrie Symonds. Credit: Instagram/Carrie Symonds

It's been claimed, Johnson's security team saw the incident unfold from the shore and even considered calling a rescue helicopter.

However, in the end the security officers decided to strip off and swim out to get him after he managed to paddle halfway back to the shore.

The source added: "It was all fine in the end but it could have been a catastrophe.

"He nearly drowned."

LADbible has contacted Number 10 for a comment.

In the end, Johnson decided to cut his holiday short after photographs of his rental cottage were published in a newspaper, prompting social media users to identify its exact location.

According to a report at the time, Johnson's security detail were concerned for the PM's safety after his location was leaked.

A source told the Sun: "They had been camping in the garden of the cottage but the security threat was too much.

"The tent could be spotted by a sniper from too far away for them to stay after the location was published."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Last month it was revealed that the PM and his wife are expecting their second child.

Carrie announced the news in a post on Instagram, in which she also revealed the devastating news that she had suffered a miscarriage at the beginning of the year.

She wrote: "I feel incredibly blessed to be pregnant again but I've also felt like a bag of nerves.

"Fertility issues can be really hard for many people, particularly when on platforms like Instagram it can look like everything is only ever going well.

"I found it a real comfort to hear from people who had also experienced loss so I hope that in some very small way sharing this might help others too."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, Boris Johnson, Politics

Claire Reid
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