In pursuit, man jumps into river from 17-meter bridge

A man driving a stolen vehicle starred in a scene worthy of the cinema during a police chase, as jumped from a bridge about 17 meters high in southwestern Florida, in the United States.

Despite the big jump, captured by the camera of a police helicopterBryan Gray, 34, was taken from the waters of the Caloosahatchee River by the police and detained in prison, although he had previously passed through a hospital, local media reported Tuesday.

Helicopter camera video shows Gray’s van driving at high speed over the Edison Bridge and even crashing into the security barrier until it stops and a person is seen going to the barrier, crosses it and jumps into the river while several police cars appear on the scene.

According to a statement from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Gray’s van had been reported stolen.

When the police saw her circulating, they began a chase that ended in that set of bridges over the Caloosahatchee River.

The Fort Myers City Police Department helped capture the now detainee in the waters of the river.

“Gold medal” for diving

In a statement, the sheriff’s office joked about the “gold medal” Gray could have earned in a divers’ championship if it were not held accountable for the theft of the vehicle.



  • Florida
  • USA
  • Cops
  • Persecution

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