Dive team finds man who fell off cliff while being chased by Rocky River police

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio - The body of a man who fell off a cliff while being chased by police Saturday was recovered Sunday in Rocky River. 

Police say the body recovered was that of 43-year-old Terrence Hopkins.

According to Cleveland Metroparks officials, Hopkins was being chased by Rocky River police around 9:45 p.m. Saturday when he fell off a cliff in the area of 1500 Scenic Park. 

An officer spotted Hopkins — who was wanted on an outstanding warrant — earlier that night in a car parked outside of an apartment complex near the corner of Wooster Road and Malvern Road.

When the officer approached him, authorities say he fled on foot and a chase ensued. 

It ended when Hopkins fell off a cliff above Rocky River. 

The Cleveland Metroparks dive team and the U.S. Coast Guard searched for the man in the water Saturday night but as of 2 a.m., they were unable to find him.

The search was called off and resumed Sunday morning around 8 a.m 

Hopkins' body was found around 2 p.m. 

 

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