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Dale Mclaughlan Biography
Dale Mclaughlan, 28, spent £ 6,000 on the perilous 27-mile journey across the Irish Sea in difficult conditions to reunite with Jessica Radcliffe, 30, despite having met her only a few weeks earlier.
The father-of-two came from Scotland to the Isle of Man, but was arrested two days later because strict Covid rules do not allow non-residents to visit unless they have permission.
Mr Mclaughan – who cannot swim and had never used a Jet Ski before
I pleaded with them, told them that I would do whatever was asked of me, be it prolonged isolation or a Covid test.
‘I didn’t even get a response in an email, and at that point I decided I had to take matters into my own hands.
‘Everyone else was breaking the rules for terrible reasons: drinking and having fun. I wanted to do it for the person I love. ‘
Miss Radcliffe, who had no idea he was on his way to her house in Douglas
how he gave her the “biggest hug ever” when he finally arrived hours later.
She said: ‘I was so nervous I couldn’t speak. I said ‘calm down’! I was so glad I was able to see her again. ‘
Police arrested him two days later, unbeknownst to him, a local photographed him arriving.
On December 14, he was jailed for four weeks for arriving on the island illegally, but was released in time to get home for Christmas.