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Dramatic car chase ends as driver plunges into ocean to evade police

David Kearns

Published 06/10/2015 | 11:52

The car chase had gone on for more than two hours before the man drove into the sea Credit: KateSmithers
The car chase had gone on for more than two hours before the man drove into the sea Credit: KateSmithers

A dramatic two-hour police car chase through an Australia coastal town ended abruptly when the man being followed ploughed into the sea in a bid to escape his pursuers.

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The bizarre incident was captured by a police drone that circle overhead as the drama unfolded on a beach in Perth.

The man drove into the ocean near the town of Two Rocks as a police tried to intercept him.

Officers watched from the beach as the man clambered from his vehicle as it was swamped by heavy waves.

The two went forced to go into the surf to apprehend the man as he attempted to struggle against the sea. 

At one point the man climbed on to the bonnet of his vehicle but struggled to stay on as waves washed over him.

The vehicle was quickly submerged.  

The West Australian reports the man had driven through the sand dunes for almost two hours before police intercepted him.

They had blocked routes out of the town to prevent him escaping. 

Channel Seven Perth reporter Jess Vanderende told Radio 6PR two officers had to wade out and remove a suspect from the roof of the bobbing vehicle.

She said the pursuit began around 10:30am and raced through Two Rocks and Guilderton.  

 "A police fixed wing aircraft guided two police vans onto Yanchep Beach where the suspect had gotten out of his vehicle," Ms Vanderende said.      

"As police approached within metres, he jumped back into vehicle and drove it straight into the waves. It was very dramatic and very scary to watch."

"As police approached within metres, he jumped back into vehicle and drove it straight into the waves. It was very dramatic and very scary to watch."

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