Crews rescue man who jumped into Delaware River to try and escape police

TACONY (WPVI) -- A man had to be rescued Saturday morning after jumping into the Delaware River to avoid police.

The incident occurred just after 3 a.m. just off the 5200 block of Unruh Avenue.

Authorities say the 27-year-old man, who was allegedly wanted for a burglary, was running from police when he decided to jump into the river.

The US Coast Guard spotted the man and rescued him from the river.

Police then transported him to Jefferson-Frankford Hospital where he is listed in stable condition and in police custody.

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