PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Two sheriff’s deputies in western Kentucky swam into floodwaters on the Ohio River to rescue a fleeing man believed to be under the influence of drugs.
The Paducah Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1HEr0bJ ) the man, 33-year-old Dustin Alderdice, of Burna, ran away when the deputies approached him after being called to the scene Wednesday afternoon. The area around Metropolis Ferry Landing Road in McCracken County was flooded at the time of the chase. Police say Alderdice jumped into the water and swam away, and the officers pursued him into the river.
The deputies, Trent Hardin and Brock Martin, managed to subdue Alderdice and a floating log was placed under him until other officers found the group.
Alderdice was charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest, fleeing or evading the police, and criminal mischief.