A heroic policeman executed a James Bond -style leap from onto a speedboat after the unmanned vessel ran dangerously out of control.

Incredible footage shows the officer make the death-defying leap from his own boat with no thought for his own safety.

Once on board he wrestles the craft back under control – averting a potential tragedy.

The amazing scene took place on Lake Zurich in front of the small Schoenenwerd Island at the border between the Swiss cantons of Zurich and Schwyz.

Aerial shots of the spectacular manoeuvre were captured from the skies, presumably from a helicopter, and were later shared on social media.

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