A man who was the subject of a rescue operation after jumping into the Tweed River on Thursday night has turned up safe and well.
The man, who was wanted for questioning in relation to a stolen vehicle, was being pursued by police at the time he jumped into the river. He then disappeared without trace.
When a police search failed to find him on Thursday, the SES and Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter were called in to no avail.
In fact the man got out of the river safely on Thursday and was ultimately reported safe by his family on Saturday.
Police said they were relieved he was safe and acting inspector Jason Dowds told local media, ‘Even though we’re chasing him for offences that doesn’t mean we want him to drown in the river’.
They are still anxious to speak to the man about the stolen car.