Water rescue in Tompkins County after man flees police

Police say a 32-year-old was taken into custody after fleeing officers and jumping into the inlet in Ithaca.

Joshua Seaman, 32, of Ithaca was charged with resisting arrest, as well as violating probation, after being identified by officers.

Seaman was seen around 9:40 a.m. by officers, who attempted to apprehend him. He evaded police and eventually jumped into the inlet near Taughannock Boulevard.




The temperature was 31 degrees at the time, and officers immediately began a land-based rescue operation from the western shore.

They were able to successfully pull Seaman to shore and render care until medical personnel arrived on scene.

He was taken to the Cayuga Medical Center for treatment and issued tickets returnable to Ithaca City Court at a later date.

He was then turned over to Dryden Police regarding a violation of probation there.

No additional information was available.


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