- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - A man who jumped off a boat and tried to hide after being spotted by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent now faces an obstruction of justice charge.

The incident happened early Tuesday near Shephard’s Beach Resort in Clearwater.

A spokesman for Clearwater police said in a news release that the intoxicated man tried to hide in a channel known for dangerous currents when a Clearwater Fire and Rescue crew tried to pick him up.

He was eventually captured and taken to the Pinellas County Jail.

Authorities haven’t released his name.


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