BORIS Johnson almost drowned when he was swept out to sea on a paddleboard during a summer holiday in Scotland, according to reports.
The PM’s protection officers were forced to step in to save his life after a frightening near-miss in the Highlands.
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Boris had been holidaying with pregnant wife Carrie, their son Wilfred and dog Dilyn when disaster almost struck.
His protection officers managed to drag him to safety, The Times reports.
A source told the paper: “He nearly drowned.
“He was taken out by the current.
“He got swept away and found himself going further and further out.”
Mr Johnson had afterward told allies that he would return to Scotland for his summer holidays “over my dead body”, it’s reported.
The PM had also had security issues on the trip, forcing him to abandon his tent.
And making matters even worse, he faced an infestation of midges during his travels.
News of Mr Johnson’s misadventure comes several days after his Government issued an update to its travel traffic light system.
Earlier this week he scrapped plans for a new amber watchlist travel tier after criticism from industry experts, airlines and MPs.
‘HOL IN SCOTLAND? OVER MY DEAD BODY’
The PM said he hoped to make holiday advice “as simple as possible” for Brits heading abroad.
Mr Johnson himself will swerve the travel traffic light chaos and “staycation” in Britain this year.
Amid a massive backlash over dithering government advice on holidays, the PM and Carrie will stay at home for a break later in the coming weeks.
A source claimed Mr Johnson was desperate to go abroad this summer. However, he settled on the a staycation over concerns about how a jaunt overseas would go down with voters.
“It would not be a good look for Prime Minister if he was abroad while thousands were stuck in hotel quarantine after we put Mexico on the red list,” the source said.
Mr and Mrs Johnson welcomed son baby Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, on April 29 2020.
The tot has the middle name Nicholas – in recognition of doctors Nicholas Price and Nicholas Hart, who saved the PM’s life in intensive care after his Covid diagnosis.
Mr Johnson wed Carrie in a secret ceremony in the tiny Lady Chapel in May this year.
Source: The Sun