Man Jumps From Bridge After Car Chase

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Aerial changeable  of antheral   jumping disconnected  span  successful  Fort Myers, Fla., connected  Oct. 30, 2021. (Lee County Sheriff's Office/AP/Screenshot via NTD)

Aerial changeable of antheral jumping disconnected span successful Fort Myers, Fla., connected Oct. 30, 2021. (Lee County Sheriff's Office/AP/Screenshot via NTD)

A constabulary pursuit ended with a antheral jumping 55 feet down from a span into a stream aft the stolen van helium was driving crushed against the information barriers, officials said. The antheral was taken to a infirmary and is facing car theft charges.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said officers archetypal tried to halt a stolen van successful Fort Myers, Florida, but the operator sped disconnected toward a bridge. There, the van was seen swerving earlier crashing into a retaining obstruction connected 1 broadside astatine a accelerated velocity that sent the van to the obstruction connected the different side.

As the van came to a stop, footage from a chopper that had arrived astatine the country caught a antheral getting retired of the van and going implicit the information obstruction of the Edison Bridge. He appears to hesitate for 3 seconds looking astatine an serviceman that had conscionable pulled implicit earlier diving into the Caloosahatchee River, astir 55 feet down.

The antheral was taken to a section infirmary to person treatment, wherever helium is detained connected car theft and fleeing and eluding charges.

The Associated Press

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