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Man fleeing police dies in rain-swollen river

May 30, 2019

DUNCANSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A man fleeing police has died after jumping into a rain-swollen river in Pennsylvania.

Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute in Blair County on Wednesday when they say 37-year-old Jeremy Ross fled the scene clad only in boxer shorts.

Officers pursued Ross on foot when they say he jumped into the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River. Police say they attempted to rescue Ross, but he refused to surrender.

His body was recovered hours later.

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