Chesterfield Township officers save suicidal teen who crashed vehicle into Lake St. Clair

Posted at 4:30 PM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 04:16:47-05

CHESTERFIELD TWP. (WXYZ) — Chesterfield Township police officers saved a 16-year-old boy who was suicidal and crashed his parents' vehicle into Lake St. Clair Sunday.

On Nov. 3 at 11: 32 p.m. police received an emergency call from the teen's parents reporting that their son had stolen their 2018 GMC Terrain and was making threats to kill himself.

Officers located the teen speeding on 23 Mile Road in the area of Nicolette Dr. Police suspended the pursuit because the teen was driving recklessly and putting other drivers at risk.

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The teen eventually returned to Chesterfield Township where the pursuit was initiated again, this time on eastbound 21 Mile Road from I-94. The teen then fled police, and drove off the end of 21 Mile in the area of Jefferson Avenue and Farwell Road and into Lake St. Clair.

An officer went into the lake after the teen and was soon joined by other officers and Chesterfield Township Fire Fighters in emergency water rescue gear.

Police say the teen resisted being saved by police as the vehicle slowly sank into the water. He was eventually saved and taken into custody and transported to a local hospital.