St. Louis County Police are hoping someone can lead them to a teenager who fled naked from Christian Hospital Thursday evening. Police have issued an Endangered Persons Advisory for 16-year-old Vernon J. Echols.
Police say the teen was taken to the hospital at Dunn Road and Highway-367 after attempting suicide. But he escaped. He was last seen heading north.
Echols is described as black, with a medium complexion, black hair and brown eyes. He's five-seven and 133-pounds. Police say he wasn't wearing any clothes when he took off.
Anyone with information is urged to call 9-1-1.
Fox 2 reports that the woman drove her car into the river near the Clark Bridge. The deputy saw the woman's car heading straight for the water. He stopped his car and dove into the water to help the driver. Authorities say both the woman and deputy are okay.
Police believe the woman may have been suicidal.