A man has appeared in court over a late night dip in a scuba training tank at the Wharf, Mooloolaba.
A man has appeared in court over a late night dip in a scuba training tank at the Wharf, Mooloolaba. Pete Evans

Early morning scuba tank swim lands teen in court

STAGGERING, shirtless and wet, it was clear to police teenager Jair Damien Fuller's early morning dip had been somewhere off limits to the public.

The 18-year-old had climbed into a scuba diving training tank at The Wharf, Mooloolaba about 2.35am on June 21, Maroochydore Magistrates Court heard yesterday.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Amanda Brewer said Fuller told officers he would have a swim.

Snr Const Brewer said Fuller was unsteady on his feet and affected by alcohol when speaking with police.

Fuller, who represented himself on the charge of unregulated high-risk activities, told Magistrate Hennessy he was working and also studying at university.

"Obviously this sort of provision is to prevent people doing things that are risky," Ms Hennessy said.

She fined Fuller $300.



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