Fargo authorities recover body from Red RiverAuthorities in Fargo have recovered the body of a man they say jumped in the Red River to get away from police.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Authorities in Fargo have recovered the body of a man they say jumped in the Red River to get away from police.
Authorities say the man fled when an officer tried to talk to him because he was acting suspiciously near a downtown gas station about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. They say he tried to swim across the river to neighboring Moorhead, Minn., but didn't make it.
Police, firefighters and a water rescue team began searching after the man failed to grab onto a life preserver thrown by officers and went under the water. His body was recovered about 7 a.m.
Authorities did not immediately identify the man.