Remember a year or two back where he had a bit of an incident in a river? Well, according to the Daily Mirror, the Mayor’s been involved in some further water peril. Apparently, whilst Bozza was on holiday on a private island near Tanzania last year, he was swept out to sea whilst swimming. Whilst taking a morning dip with his wife Marina, worried staff had to send out a boat to pick the Mayor after he underestimated the strength of the currents.
According to the Daily Mirror, “One worker, who asked not to be named, revealed: ‘They didnâ€™t realise how strong the current was. They went out a bit too far and he was getting carried away so we had to launch a motor boat to get them.'”
When he made it ashore after being rescued, he tried to laugh off the drama, declaring: â€œThatâ€™s one for the memoirs.â€?
(Quite why this information has only come out now, we’re not quite sure. Perhaps Ken Livingstone is after the votes of London lifeguards and health and safety officials?)
In a sparkling display of understatement, a friend of the Mayor said: â€œHeâ€™s not the strongest swimmer.â€?