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Man speeds off from Chesterfield checkpoint, ends up in pond

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

A man took off from a Chesterfield Police checkpoint, only to end up rescued by a scuba team  from a nearby pond.

This bizarre turn of events happened near Chippenham Parkway and Ironbridge Road Tuesday night.

Police are still searching for a second suspect who sped off from the checkpoint near the Ivy Walk Apartments.

A car with the two men took off, and headed straight for the apartments. Police eventually found the empty car and heard someone shouting "help" from a pond behind the apartments.

The shouts came from a man sinking into the mud at a nearby pond. Chesterfield Police brought out the raft and dive team to rescue him. He's now in jail, while the search continues for a second suspect.

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