Man drives truck off Astoria pier while eluding police

Man drives truck off Astoria pier while eluding police

An Oregon man tried to evade police Wednesday by taking a long drive off a short pier and right into the Columbia River.

Timofey Erofeeff, 27, was allegedly trespassing at an Astoria marina when the chase began.

Officers responded to North Tongue Point at 10 a.m.to reports of a man in a red Ford F150 who had possibly been trespassing on boats, according to television station KPTV in Portland. He swam out a couple of hundred feet into the frigid river.

They made a decision to charge him with second-degree criminal trespass and were advised to take him into custody for a Deschutes County parole violation.

He couldn't cross the river, and he would have frozen to death if he stayed in the water, so he swam back to shore.

Astoria police shared a video of a crane removing the truck from the river on Thursday and captioned it: "Just cleaning up yesterday's mess".

Because of the elevated pier, officers, threw Erofeeff a life vest and floatation disc until he was plucked out of the waters by a skiff, Fox 12 reported.

"I'm thankful the men from WCT Marine and fishing vessel (Pacific Wind) were there and willing to help", Astoria Deputy Police Chief Eric Halverson told The Daily Astorian.

Police took Erofeeff to a local hospital to be treated for hypothermia. "Mr. Erofeeff should be thankful too".

Police said they were working with the Coast Guard to form a plan to fish the truck out of the water.

Erofeeff was booked into the Clatsop County Jail on accusations of criminal trespass, violating his parole, attempting to elude police, reckless driving and escape.

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