A man accused of stealing a car disappeared into a lake while fleeing police Tuesday morning, according to DeKalb County firefighters.

A Ford Mustang was stolen in Atlanta during the early morning hours, police said. Officers chased the man into Lithonia, where he led them to the Southland Country Club on Magnolia Ridge Drive, DeKalb firefighters said.

Firefighters said the man drove through someone’s yard and crashed into a tree. The man then ran and jumped into a lake, firefighters said. They said he tried to swim across but never resurfaced.