Wanted man rescued from Manitoba River by police dog, handler: RCMP – Winnipeg

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Manitoba RCMP on Tuesday, with the help of a police dog named Phlex, arrested a man wanted on nine Canadian arrest warrants after being pulled from the river in Grand Rapids, Man.

Police searched a home on River Road in the community around 1 a.m. They were looking for 42-year-old Kenneth Sanderson, who was believed to be hiding there.

When officers arrived, Sanderson reportedly fled through the back of the house and jumped into the nearby river in an attempt to escape.

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Phlex and his handler managed to get Sanderson back to shore, police said, where he was arrested and taken to the hospital to treat minor injuries.

In addition to the nine arrest warrants, he now faces two counts of failure to comply and one count of resisting arrest. Sanderson remains in custody.

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