Man dives into canal to escape Gold Coast police after stand-off

A man has been hauled out of a canal on the Gold Coast following a two-hour standoff with police.

Officers were called to a waterfront home on Stanhill Drive in Surfers Paradise just after 11.00am on Friday, following reports of someone allegedly trying to break into a home.

A man, whose age is not known, became involved in a standoff with police outside the property.


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A Queensland Police spokesperson told myGC the man began throwing rocks at officers in a police vessel.

He then tried to escape by jumping into the canal, however, he was taken into custody a short time later.

Vision posted to social media shows officers dragging the scantily clad man out of the water before he is taken away in handcuffs.

The man has since been taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital hospital for treatment.

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