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Man arrested after being rescued from quarry in Slatington

SLATINGTON, Pa. - A man is facing charges after leading officers on a foot chase in Slatington Friday night.

Police said the man fled on foot after being pulled over in a vehicle reported stolen out of Coatesville.

He reportedly ran into a wooded area after fleeing from the scene in the 100 block of Main Street in Slatington.

Police said the man fell down a 30-foot embankment into a quarry during the foot pursuit.

Rescue crews attempted to throw floatation devices down to the suspect, but the suspect allegedly refused to come out of the water.

Police said a rescue diver put on a wetsuit and pulled the man out of the frigid water.

The suspect suffered from hypothermia and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

He is facing charges for receiving stolen property and fleeing.

There were two passengers in the vehicle when police pulled the car over.

Police said one man was arrested on a warrant out of Allentown.

A woman was questioned and released.


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