Oregon man drives truck off the pier in a failed attempt to getaway

Timofey Erofeeff for a variety of charges after driving his truck off a pier in Oregon.

(Fox 12)

He did not know that his vacation plan.

An Oregon man who drove his truck off a pier in a spectacular way and managed to swim a few hundred yards away from officers need to turn in the icy water to be saved.

“I am grateful for the men of the WCT Marine and fishing vessel (Pacific Wind) were there and willing to help,” Vice-Astoria police chief Eric Halverson said, according to the Daily Astorian. “[Timofey] Erofeeff should be grateful.”


Officers arrived in the North of Tongue Point Wednesday morning, after the message that a man, who as a 27-year-old Timofey Erofeeff of Scotts Mills, was trespassing on boats, Fox 12 reported.

When they approached Erofeeff to take him in custody for a Deschutes County parole violation, he sped off down a dock in his truck and drove to the Columbia River. The series was caught on camera by a Fox 12 viewer.

Astoria police said Erofeeff managed to escape the sinking vehicle and swim a few hundred meters away from the pier, but then turned back to be saved.

Because of the elevated pier, officers, threw Erofeeff a life jacket and float to the cd, until he was plucked from the water by a skiff, Fox 12 reported.

Erofeeff was taken to a local hospital for treatment of hypothermia before they are booked in the Clatsop County Jail on charges including criminal trespass, parole violation and reckless driving.

As of Wednesday night, the truck was still in the water with a visible fuel sheen coming from. The temperature was around 40 degrees that day.

The police said that they were working with the Coast Guard to establish a plan to fish the truck out of the water.

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