AMES, Iowa -

Authorities have been searching for a man who drove a stolen pickup into the Skunk River.

The chase began around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday on the east side of Ames. During the chase, the truck slowed and a passenger jumped out.

Police say the truck continued into a cornfield and then into the river. The driver escaped on foot.

No arrests have been reported. Police say the truck was reported stolen in Nevada, Iowa. It was recovered from the river.