MAN JUMPS INTO TWEED RIVER ATTEMPTING TO FLEE POLICE

PolAir was called in overnight to help police track down a man, after he jumped into the Tweed River just after 7pm.

Residents at a local caravan park called police about the intoxicated man, but he started swimming away from the shore when officers approached.

Marine Rescue volunteers searched the water around Tweed Heads South, but were forced to call in PolAir.

The 26-year-old was later arrested on nearby Boyds Island and charged with domestic violence matters.

He remains in custody and will appear in court later today.

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Madison Scott is a reporter and producer with NBN News who has a passion for people and sharing the stories that matter most. She started her career in TV, after completing a Bachelor of Journalism at Queensland University of Technology. After producing for Nine News in Brisbane, Madison reported for Nine in Toowoomba, before she made the move down to Newcastle's NBN.