- Associated Press - Monday, May 8, 2017

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Sheriff’s officials say a man wanted for outstanding warrants tried to elude deputies by wading into the Southern California surf.

Lt. Wayne Rehnelt of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department says the suspect spent about two hours Saturday waist deep in chilly water as waves crashed over his head.

Meanwhile deputies waited patiently on the sand at Dana Point and in a helicopter overhead. The man eventually came ashore, was handcuffed and brought to a hospital for treatment of possible mild hypothermia.

The Orange County Register says (https://bit.ly/2pYcGdy ) authorities originally contacted the 31-year-old man after his parents reported him missing.

The newspaper says he could face misdemeanor charges related to the warrants and a charge of delaying an officer in the discharging of his duties.


Information from: The Orange County Register, https://www.ocregister.com

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