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Wanted pair found submerged in floodwaters as they hid from police

The two were showing signs of hypothermia.
Thomas Hibpshman and Jessica Trottier.

Thomas Hibpshman and Jessica Trottier.

A man and a woman wanted over several active warrants were found underwater as they tried to evade police on the North Dakota-Minnesota border

The unusual escape attempt happened in a flooded area of Cass County, North Dakota, near the city of Harwood, just north of Fargo.

Cass County deputies were patrolling the area when they saw two vehicles that were stuck on a road that was surrounded by water.

Two of the four people with the vehicles walked to the deputies, and informed them that the other two had possible active warrants out for their arrest.

The pair, 39-year-old Jessica Trottier and 38-year-old Thomas Hibpshman, then left the vehicles and proceeded towards a flowing drainage ditch and a washed out roadway.

Deputies used ATVs to get to the area, and found the two "completely submerged in water attempting to conceal themselves."

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Unsurprisingly, by the time police got to them, the pair were showing signs of hypothermia, and had to be taken to a Fargo hospital for treatment.

They were then taken to the Cass County Jail, where they're being held on their active warrants.

Trottier is charged with a parole violation and drug possession, while Hibpshman also had a warrant out for parole violation and for two other crimes in Pierce County and Foster County.

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