A traffic stop led to a police chase Monday morning and ended in a bailout as police say man fled on foot.

Portland police attempted to pull over a man at around 2:25 a.m. Monday, but the driver took off and led them on a half-mile chase.

The man, who detectives said is suspected of being an illegal immigrant, bailed from his vehicle and ran into the waters near Indian Point Pier. Detectives believe the man may have swam to a small nearby island to try to hide.

Authorities along with park rangers searched the area by boat but could not locate him.