A man who was pulled out of a canal in Doral after authorities said he lost control and crashed while fleeing from police in a stolen car Friday morning has died.
Chopper footage showed rescue crews at the canal located near Northwest 58th Street and 117th Avenue, after the car went in shortly before 6:30 a.m.
According to Doral Police, officers attempted to stop the white Volkswagen Golf and the driver fled. The driver left the city limits and went down a dirt road, at which point officers stopped their pursuit.
The driver lost control and hit a guardrail before the vehicle went into the canal, according to police.
"We observed a plume of, I guess you could say dust, there's like a dirt road, we thought that he had maybe gone into the dirt road that parallels the Turnpike, at which point we saw the vehicle in the canal," Doral Police spokesperson Rey Valdes said.
Rescue crews went into the canal to rescue the man, who was in the water for up to five minutes and was later transported to Kendall Regional Medical Center. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Officials have not released the man's identity but said he was the only person in the vehicle.