He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Another Jumper!

Here's another jumper that our guys had to rescue. The comments say it all. This time at least the guy didn't die! The last guy who jumped into the river, my husband and crew wound up doing a recovery because he couldn't swim.

Cops: Man stealing auto parts jumps into river to flee

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A man running from Chicago police officers jumped into the North Branch of the Chicago River, breaking a leg before seeking refuge on a nearby barge.
river_jumper_612.jpg Chicago police and fire personnel rescue a man from the Chicago River near Webster and Elston avenues. (Tribune / Nuccio DiNuzzo)
The incident happened about 9:20 p.m. Wednesday near Webster and Elston avenues on the North Side.
Preliminary reports said officers were called to the scene after someone complained of loud  power tool noises coming from a Budget Rental parking lot, said Police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez. Police said the man was underneath vehicles stealing parts when they arrived.
When police tried to take the man into custody, he took off running and jumped into the river injuring one or both of his legs. It is not clear how he injured himself, but police found him clinging to a barge in the river.
An officer at the scene threw a rope down to the 36-year-old man and he was pulled to land, police said.
He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center to be treated for the broken leg, said Fire Department Chief Joe Roccasalva.
So far, no charges have been filed against the man, Perez said.
--Staff report


In And Around Garfield Ridge said...

What about the guy who jumped from the third floor of Neiman Marcus??? Over a teddy bear he tried to buy with a stolen card!! He needs a get well teddy bear now.

Kara said...

Oh no! Didn't hear about that. What were they thinking?