Boat crashed because suspect tried to strangle self

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The Brevard County, Fla., Sheriff's Department said a powerboat stolen by a 21-year-old man was recovered Tuesday after a police helicopter spotted it north on the Indian River.

Coppola said the suspect stole his first boat farther south around Pineda Causeway. But Baldwin ran into engine trouble as he headed north, and that's when Coppola said the suspect began trolling for another boat to steal.

As soon as Baldwin saw the helicopter, Coppola said he took off, and his steering of the boat became erratic and when authorities found the man below, they understood why.

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