Man drowns attempting to flee police

2011-01-20 20:39

Durban - A man drowned when he jumped into a river while running from police in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

“Two men were walking along the road and upon noticing the police both men began running in different directions. It is alleged that one of the men then ran towards the Msunduzi River and jumped into the water,” Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan said.

“The man was struggling in the water. The members immediately got hold of a long branch and attempted to assist the man. He refused assistance and swam away from the police.”

Police divers were called and found his body.

  • Jonathan - 2011-01-20 20:59

    Fantastic, at least no waste to tax payers money. Wish all criminals were so cheap.

      OZNOB - 2011-09-04 07:51

      he was a complete washout

  • johann - 2011-01-20 21:10

    To save yourself ...just take a leap..Quick justice...

  • Eintlik - 2011-01-20 21:48

    Had he not disappeared under the water, they probably would have shot him anyway. He probably fired shots at them as well.It was a choice he had to make, drown or be shot.. Police justice??!

  • Thabani - 2011-01-20 21:59

    why were they fleeing from police?

      hjmerwe - 2011-01-20 22:31

      Because they are afraid that they have to pay a bribe !

  • Will99 - 2011-01-21 07:19

    Good bye

  • coolwaynie - 2011-01-21 07:39

    There should be a South African Darwin Awards webpage devoted to morons that accidentally kill themselves running from our Keystone Cops..

  • debi smith - 2011-06-09 23:29

    Our son has been missing since Dec 26 2010..he is 5'10"..dark wavy hair, green eyes,wears a short beard. Email. Fire29ice@ 831-818-4214 if this description matches any of the men..thank you..Steve and Debi Smith

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