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Jumps in gorge to flee cops

A wanted man jumped into Victoria's Gorge Waterway in an attempt to flee police on Wednesday.

The man, wanted on charges in Kelowna and Vernon including being unlawfully at large, jumped into the water about 3 p.m., after being spotted by RCMP.

The man then "made concerning comments about hurting himself before he would get out," RCMP say.

Officers from Saanich and Victoria, along with firefighters, scoured the area before locating the man about 40 minutes later hiding in some bushes on the shore. He was arrested without incident.

The 49-year-old man of no fixed address is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

– with files from CTV Vancouver Island



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