Authorities in Surf City, North Carolina, say a fleeing suspect swam out to sea before being arrested more than three hours later at a neighboring town’s beachfront.
After a sea and air search by multiple agencies, 20-year-old Zachary Kingsbury of Lynnwood, Washington was arrested near a beach access point in North Topsail.
Police used a drone to follow the swimming suspect after he ran from his car during a traffic stop. While trailing the suspect, the drone recorded video footage of a shark swimming about 60 feet from him before it turned away.
Kingsbury faces multiple drug charges.