- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SEAFORD, Del. (AP) - Seaford police say a burglary suspect who tried to elude authorities by jumping into the Nanticoke River has died.

Authorities say 19-year-old Justin M. Johnson of Seaford died Tuesday at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital from complications due to drowning.

Police say Johnson broke away from officers as he was being handcuffed last Friday near Cannon Street.

Police say Johnson then entered the river and disappeared under water. He was pulled from the water by a fire department dive team and had been hospitalized in critical condition.

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