Reports say that a man suspected of shoplifting at Walmart ran out of the front entrance with Tribal Police in pursuit. The man then ran toward the Truckee River and jumped in. The cold, fast flowing water soon overcame the man – he passed out and drifted downstream with Reno Fire-Rescue in pursuit. They gathered at Rock Park and soon saw the man nearing the Rock Park falls. Search and Rescue personnel went out and grabbed what they described as a unconscious male – not breathing and no heartbeat.
He was rushed by ambulance to Renown with CPR being performed enroute. His condition has not been confirmed. The only thing the man may have going for him is that cold water shock on a human body prolongs bodily functions a lot longer than if it is pulled from a warm lake.