Body Recovered From River

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated May 13, 2010 at 1:26 PM EDT

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) State Police recover the body of a man who jumped into the Susquehanna River to escape police.

Divers found the body in the water, about 100 yards away from the Vestal Main Street bridge .

Vestal Police identified the man as 41 year old Michael O'Brien of Vestal.

Early Sunday morning, police spotted a stolen car.

The driver fled from police when officers tried to pull him over.

He got to Main Street, crashed through construction barriers and into a construction vehicle.

He then ran onto the bridge, and jumped into the river.

Over the past few days searchers had looked for a body by boat and by air.

Vestal police say finding O'Brien's body brings that investigation to a close.