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Man in foot chase with police plucked from Monongahela River

| Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 12:00 p.m.

A man who jumped into the Monongahela River on Tuesday to elude a police officer who was chasing him on foot had to be pulled from the water by Pittsburgh River Rescue after he became too fatigued to swim, police said.

The man, whose name was not available, jumped into the river from the shore along the Second Avenue side of the Birmingham Bridge at 5:30 p.m.

After jumping into the river, he hung onto a rope that was attached to a barge, police said.

No information was available about why the man was being sought by police.

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