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MSP chopper helps rescue man from Detroit River

Posted: 6:46 PM, Mar 04, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-04 18:47:42-05

A man is in stable condition and undergoing a mental health examination after being pulled from the Detroit River.

Police say the 25-year-old man was suicidal when he was tracked by the Michigan State Police Trooper 2 helicopter. It happened Wednesday night.

The helicopter's infrared cameras kept him in sight as Detroit police tried to catch up with him, as he drove erratically on Detroit's east side.

It also watched as the man jumped the curb and drove on the walkway at Chene Park, eventually jumping out of the car and running into the river.

Thankfully, Detroit police officers and Border Patrol agents were right there and able to pull him to safety.