Sunday, May 19

Suspect jumps into canal near Lake Worth Beach; divers can’t find him

A man being served a warrant jumped into a canal near Lake Worth Beach and hasn’t surfaced in the open water incident, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

Palm Beach County deputies were chasing the man at about 1 p.m. when he jumped into the water in the mouth of Lake Osborne near John Prince Park, spokeswoman Terri Barbera told WPTV. He went halfway across the water and then went under, Barbera said.

Deputies jumped into the water in search of him. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue divers also were unsuccessful in finding him and the scene has been turned over to PBSO as a recovery operation.

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