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December 29

Florida man fleeing police drowns in canal

As Sun-Sentinel reports, a man who escaped police in South Florida died on Friday after jumping out of a car and drowning in a canal.

Miramar police tried to stop traffic near a service area on the Florida motorway, spokeswoman Tanya Roose said, but the driver hit several parked cars and drove away before fleeing, the newspaper said.

Later in the evening, a local resident called the police and said that a man was drowning in the canal behind his house, WTVJ reported.

The Miramar fire department pulled the body out of the canal and took the man to a hospital in Hollywood, where he was identified as a man who had escaped from the police, according to WSVN.

“Shortly thereafter, the victim was pronounced dead,” Roose told Sun-Sentinel.

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