It has been reported that the man was being chased by the Police when he threw himself into the sea following incidents such as Dolly mentions above.
None the less - its tragic that this person who was probably under the influence of drink or drugs or mentally unstable should have his life ended this way.
The other bit of news loosley linked to this incident is that the Government is to introduce a billing system for "reckless adventurers" who disregard warnings or do not use common sense eg when heading out to hike in poor conditions or engage in activities for which they are not suited health-wise.
In these circumstance where the emergency services are called out to rescue or assist persons who have been foolish will be faced with a bill from the authorities to reimburse the costs of such recovery/assistance.
Cantabria, Catalonia and the Basque Country have already introduced such a claw back system