Teen nabbed in Vic West after island set on fire

Victoria firefighters spot arson suspect hiding in water

A teen faces breach charges after a fire was doused on Coffin Island early Sunday.

Witnesses reported a fire on the tiny island, located off the foot of Robert Street in Vic West, around 1 a.m. on Sunday.

Victoria firefighters responded and informed Victoria police that someone was hiding in the water.

The VicPD Marine Unit located a suspect hiding near the water’s edge. He was heavily intoxicated and was hospitalized for hypothermia and a head injury, said VicPD spokesperson Sgt. Mike Russell. The teen faces four counts of breach and obstruction.

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