Pursuit ends in crash along Milwaukee River, 2 rescued, 1 sought

Two people were rescued with authorities searching for a possible third after a police pursuit ended in a crash along the bank of the Milwaukee River.

It happened Wednesday night, Dec. 2 near Water Street and Pittsburgh Avenue.

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Fire officials said two people were rescued from an SUV that crashed and rolled onto the bank on the edge of the river -- taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Divers were looking for a possible third occupant in the water, fire officials said, adding that if the SUV rolled once more, it would've ended up in the river. 

Police said the vehicle was being pursued for reckless driving near 5th Street and Historic Mitchell Boulevard around 7:30 p.m. The crash happened about a minute later.

Police say the driver disregarded a red light and did not have any registration plates. The driver refused to stop and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit ended when the driver lost control of the vehicle and rolled down an embankment. 

The occupants of the vehicle had to be extricated from the vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle, a 38-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman, sustained non-life threatening injuries.

They were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The investigation is ongoing.