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The curious case of the naked fishermen

What happens on a stag weekend stays on a stag weekend is a well used motto, but for one group of stags off the coast of Swansea their curious behaviour has been shared with the nation.

An air rescue crew called in to check on a suspicious vessel at sea discovered the lads, who drew attention to themselves with a cheeky wave at the chopper, were all found to have their choppers out.

However, unknown to the group from Bristol, who were on a stag weekend in Swansea, were also filmed by a BBC cameraman who happened to be on board following the rescue crew’s activities.

“A search and rescue Sea King helicopter was returning to base at RAF Chivenor, in Devon, when Swansea Coastguard asked it to check a suspicious boat,” an RAF spokesman said.

“As they approached they soon realised all the anglers aboard the vessel were completely naked.

“It transpired they were a stag party having a bit of fun in the ocean. They were running no risk – apart from catching a cold.

“They (the helicopter crew) were on their way back from another search and rescue mission and they were just asked to fly over this boat and let the coastguard know what was going on.

“I’m sure there were a few giggles going on in the cockpit at the time.”

The best man Nick Woore, 25, explained that there were no regrets: “What started off as a quiet fishing trip with a few beers turned into naked madness. It was one of the best fishing trips we have ever had and we have some very memorable moments.”