SUNNY ISLES (CBSMiami) — A man died Saturday after jumping into a North Miami Beach canal, allegedly trying to escape police.

Miami-Dade police are investigating. According to Detective Elena Hernandez, Sunny Isles Beach police conducted a traffic stop just before 5:30 Saturday afternoon near the intersection of Biscayne Boulevard and NE 163rd Street.

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“The subject was taken out from the driver’s side of the vehicle. He was placed in handcuffs,” said Hernandez.

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Police say the handcuffed man then took off, ran across Biscayne Boulevard and jumped into a canal.

“Officers attempted to assist him and dove in behind him. At that time, fire-rescue was also arriving at the scene and assisted the officers with pulling him out of the water,” Hernandez explained.

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The man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.  Police have not released his name, age, or the circumstances surrounding the traffic stop.