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Clairemont pursuit ends in canyon rescue

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Posted at 10:51 PM, Feb 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 01:51:43-05

SAN DIEGO, Calif (KGTV) -- A man running from police had to be rescued from a canyon in Clairemont on Sunday night.

According to SDPD, the suspect failed to stop when an officer saw him running a red light. The man lead officers on a two-mile pursuit that ended on Limerick Avenue.

The man ran into a dead end and crashed into a fence, according to officers. He tried to get away by running into a nearby canyon. Officers found him curled up near a bush and complaining of chest pain. He was rushed to a local hospital.

Officers say they found the suspect in possession of a controlled substance but could not confirm if he was under the influence at the time of the pursuit.

The man is facing a number of charges including assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, two counts of hit and run, possession of a controlled substance and having a warrant outstanding for his arrest.

The outstanding warrant, officers say, is for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.