NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man who was trying to get away from police died after jumping into the Intracoastal Waterway.
Divers with Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue pulled 33-year-old Shein Shaw from the water early Monday morning.
Riviera Beach police say Shaw had fled from a traffic stop two days earlier and tried to flee again when he saw officers Monday.
Shaw eventually stopped his car near a North Palm Beach condo building and jumped into the nearby water. Officers say Shaw refused to grab life rings they tossed to him or swim to a nearby ladder and eventually went under.
Divers found the body about 40 minutes later. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A woman riding in Shaw's car was not injured. Her name was not released.
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