ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man drowned after attempting to flee an Orlando Police officer.

On Saturday afternoon, the officer saw the man fall from his scooter.

When the officer approached him to help, the man left on the scooter.

The man rode the scooter very fast and then jumped into a lake.

The officer followed the man into the lake to rescue him, but the man drowned.

An Orlando Fire Department dive team recovered the man's body, where they found cocaine and marijuana.

Orlando police would not release the man's name until they had confirmed his identity and notified his next of kin.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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