- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police say a man driving a stolen pickup truck has died when he jumped into a bayou and tried to swim away but never resurfaced.

Police on Friday did not immediately release the name of the man, whose body was recovered from Sims Bayou. Authorities ordered an autopsy.

Harris County deputy constables were pursuing the suspect on Thursday when he drove the vehicle, which was reported stolen, down an embankment and partly into the water.

The man got out, tried to swim across the bayou and went under. Deputies tried to rescue the fleeing man, but could not immediately find him in the water.

Divers later recovered the body.

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