Dallas PD, Fire-Rescue Call Off Search For Suspect Who Dived Into the Trinity River

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A little while ago reports began to circulate that Dallas Police and Dallas Fire-Rescue were searching the Trinity River for a car thief who ditched out of his stolen ride and took a dive into the rain-swollen river. That search is over, despite the fact authorities have yet to find the man. Moments ago, this dispatch was sent to media by Senior Corporal Kevin Janse of the DPD:
Today at 2:40 p.m., officers responded to a burglary of a motor vehicle, in-progress call, at 1000 E. Colorado at Eads. When they arrived they observed a Latin male in his mid-20s getting into a grey pick-up truck. When the officers attempted to perform a traffic stop to question him, he fled along the Trinity River Viaduct at a high rate of speed. Officers did not pursue him but merely followed the tire tracks along the viaduct until they found the truck abandoned. The officers saw the suspect near the waters edge. When the suspect saw the officers, he jumped in.

Officers attempted to reach the suspect with his baton and branches in an attempt to pull him out but the suspect refused to grab them. One officer was taking his gun belt off in anticipation of entering the river to pull the suspect to safety when the suspect pushed away and went under the water. He did not come back up after he went under the first time. Dallas Fire and Rescue was called to perform a swift water rescue but were unable to locate the suspect.

After an extensive search of the river, DFR discontinued the search, feeling the suspect was no longer in the water. Officers are still trying to determine who the truck belongs to that the suspect was in. There is no further information at this time and no sound will be given.
Moments later, Dallas Fire-Rescue followed with its own account:
DALLAS FIRE RESCUE's water rescue team searched the water from the reported point of entry going South approximately 1/4 mile past the Corinth Street Bridge and did not find the suspect. That, coupled with the speed of the river's current, gives us no reason to believe that the suspect couldn't have gotten out. Therefore we have called off our search.

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15 comments
Capelax07
Capelax07

Wow good grammer on the title of this article... "Dived"?I believe its Dove! 

tryingtoliveright
tryingtoliveright

what are you racist so what all mexicans do that really ignorant- think before you speak that your comments can hurt this mans family shame on your- but karma will come back

Miloman23
Miloman23

this man is my cousin and police should not have called off  the search or after speaking to his parents they should know by now that he does not know how to swim and the should resume the recovery efforts since his family has not heard from him either.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Bye?  I wouldn't have jumped in that stinkin' terlit either.

RTGolden
RTGolden

maybe he'll get a marker on the new pedestrian bridge.

Ed D.
Ed D.

He was counting on a solar-powered water taxi as an escape vehicle.

Matthew Gunter
Matthew Gunter

I'm not sure what is worse, Lew Sterrett or 5 minutes in the Dallas side of the Trinity River. It's a debate of potential anal rape vs. mercury and lead poisoning with a side of Gator. On the upside, he probably had an ass load of empty water bottles and styrafoam cups to build a raft out of if he wanted to make it to the deadly standing wave.

Frog
Frog

gator bait

Steve
Steve

We'll miss his contributions to society. God speed.

tryingtoliveright
tryingtoliveright

I am tired of people commenting how dare you judge, how you hurt with your comments can you just say what you said to the family of the guy who jumped has a small little boy and mother- shame on you 

Steve
Steve

Genius. Wish I would have thought of that one.

tryingtoliveright
tryingtoliveright

really God speed, you think god wants you commenting like that if so ok God speed with you and your family you like that huh think before you speak you M.R

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