A DRAMATIC rescue took place at lunchtime today (Nov 20th) after police saved a man from the freezing waters of the Lakeside marina.
The man was spotted at just after midday clambering on top of boats in Alexandra Lake.
The Essex Police marine unit were called, who commandeered a boat in order to rescue the man.
He was treated by paramedics and taken to Basildon Hospital.
The man is currently being detained under the Mental Health Act.