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Man Breaks Out of Mental Hospital, Jumps Naked into Harbor to Evade Cops

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A man who broke free from an unspecified mental hospital Saturday attempted to evade Los Angeles Police Department officers by jumping naked into the harbor at Marina del Rey. The escaped patient was still outfitted with a catheter and an IV tube while he fled, according to the Daily Breeze. He took off from the facility while he was undergoing an evaluation.

After jumping into the water, the escapee swam between docked boats. Officials tried multiple ways to urge the man to come out of the water. Ultimately, the patient was worn out from being in the cold water and boarded one of the Sheriff's patrol boats that had been deployed as part of the pursuit.

The man was turned over to the custody of LAPD officers.