Man Escapes Police When He Runs Into The Ocean And Swims Away – TWO Months Later, He Appears

Man Escapes Police When He Runs Into The Ocean And Swims Away – TWO Months Later, He Appears

A man in Australia jumped into the surf to evade police two months ago. They thought he had drowned after searching the waters for him all that night and the next day. Two months later, the gent turned himself in. He had outstanding warrants. One was for his return to prison and is probably the reason he dove into the ocean. Ricky Gardner, who is 37, made a daring escape that totally fooled the authorities. Why he turned himself in after successfully escaping the way he did, I have no idea.


From the Daily Mail:

A man last seen diving into the ocean at Noosa on the Sunshine Coast almost two months ago has been found alive and well in New South Wales.

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Police were unsure if Ricky Gardner, 37, made it out of the water after he attempted a daring escape from authorities in January at Main Beach in Noosa, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, just after midnight.

Channel Nine reports authorities had failed to find him, but on Thursday night Mr Gardner handed himself into a police station in northern NSW.

Now, the police are questioning him. They might want to get a mental evaluation while they are at it. Just sayin’. ‘Police were engaging with Mr Gardner and during that conversation he has run away from them and swam out to sea,’ Superintendent Darryl Johnson said in January. ‘Police lost sight of the person about 80 metres from shore,’ he added. I wonder how he got away? He must have swam back to shore and slipped out of the ocean and into a neighborhood. This happened just after midnight, so he did have the advantage of the cover of darkness. I’ll bet those officers were shocked when he turned himself in. Just shaking my head.




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