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Police chase ends with a swim in the Assiniboine River

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Brandon police say their chase of a car reported stolen from Saskatchewan ended when a man tried to escape by swimming across the Assiniboine River.

Police say that dip didn’t last long.

Brandon police say officers saw a vehicle that had been reported stolen from Indian Head, Sask., driving the streets of Brandon, early Sunday morning.

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Police say the vehicle did not stop for police so they gave chase. The vehicle became stuck on Fifth Street North on the river dike.

Police say the driver jumped into the water in an attempt to swim across the river.

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He quickly changed his mind police say, when he realized how cold the water was. He returned to shore where he was then arrested.

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A boy and a 19-year-old man, both from Nipawin Sask., appeared in court on Sunday morning.