Friday, March 8, 2013
UPDATE: 5 p.m.
Emergency dispatchers tell KAKE News the search for a man police believe ran into a pond overnight has been suspended.
Divers ended their search about 12:30 p.m. The search along the surface was suspended a short time later.
UPDATE: 1 p.m.
Due to conditions, divers will no longer be going into the pond to search for the man who ran from police overnight.
Boats will remain in the water, going around the perimeter of the pond throughout the day.
Rescue teams are searching a pond, looking for a man who ran from police overnight.
Wichita police Lt. Chris Halloran says officers tried to stop the man's car for traffic violations about 2 a.m. Friday but he drove off. Eventually the car crashed through a chain link fence and the driver got out near 35th Street South and Gold. He ran to a nearby pond and tried to swim away.
Police lost sight of him, and called in additional crews to help locate the 27-year-old man.
The search was called off for a few hours, but resumed at daylight.
Two others who were in the car were taken into custody. They told police they believe he ran because he's on probation.
KAKE's Jordan Shefte is on scene tracking the story. Check back for updates.
The Associated Press contributed to this report