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Suspect rescued from Quarry after police foot pursuit

Lehigh County

Just after midnight Saturday, Slatington Police pulled over a car that was reported stolen in the parking lot of the Sunoco on Main Street. A male bailed from the car and ran of foot without shoes. Police officers were now involved in a foot chase.

Two other occupants in the car were held at gun point by police. The suspect that fled on foot fell down a 25 foot embankment into a quarry filled with ice water.

Unable to swim, he floated on a tire until rescue companies could get to him and rescue him from the freezing cold water. The outside temperature was 20 degrees.

He was loaded into a waiting ambulance and transported to the hospital. The car was impounded.