An unidentified man is still unaccounted for after running from Moses Lake police earlier this week, eventually disappearing in the lake itself.

Grant County Fire District 5 personnel first reported one of their pickups had been stolen from their fire station on Nelson Road around 10:00 pm Monday. At least one employee followed the truck to the Harbor Freight on East Broadway Avenue.

Moses Lake Police Captain Dave Sands said officers arrived and the suspect ran eastbound, eventually jumping into Moses Lake just behind Les Schwab.

The suspect reportedly made it about half way before officers lost sight of the individual.

"At this point we're not sure if the subject made it all the way across and was able to get away, of if something more tragic has occurred," Sands said.

A fire department rescue boat and a drone owned by the Grant County Sheriff's Office helped in the search.

The suspect's identity is unknown.

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