RENSSELAER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in New York say a 21-year-old man who jumped into the Hudson River to escape police got all wet for nothing.
The man was riding in a car Wednesday afternoon when it was pulled over by police in Rensselaer, across the Hudson River from Albany. Police say he bolted from the car's passenger side and ran toward the river, where he jumped in near a bridge.
The current carried him about 250 feet down river before he was able to grab onto a branch. Police soon arrived and pulled him from the 50-degree water.