The Freeport Police Department chased two suspects into
Surfside that led them, Surfside Beach Police Officers and the Coast Guard to
The two suspects abandoned their vehicle near Surf and Thunder and
ran on foot to the beach. The suspects became boxed in by officers between
Starfish and Oyster on the pedestrian beach.
Once they realized they could not
escape, they decided to try their luck in the ocean and began to swim out to
sea. They were later met by the Coast Guard who recovered both suspects and
brought them to shore.
Fast response and great team work brought the incident
to a close safely and quickly. Both suspects are currently in the custody of
the Freeport PD.