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Man From Ottawa Dies After Jumping Into Fox River

Posted by wlpo on November 30, 2011

Running from police proved to be fatal for a man in Ottawa.

51 year old Joseph Engel of Ottawa died at Ottawa Regional Hospital last night. He was taken there after rescuers pulled him out of the Fox River and revived him with CPR.

Investigators say Engle jumped in the river after an officer pulled him over for a warrant. The officer says Engle bit him on the hand and when he tried to put on handcuffs. Engle eventually jumped over a wall and into the river.

An autopsy was performed today.

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