Authorities searching for man who jumped from Mississippi River bridge in Pemiscot County

Friday, November 4, 2011

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- Authorities continue to monitor the Mississippi River today in a search for a man who reportedly jumped from a bridge.

At 4 p.m. Thursday, the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department received a call that a man was seen jumping from an Interstate 155 bridge into the river. The report was confirmed by other witnesses, sheriff Tommy Greenwell said.

At the scene a vehicle was found still running with the radio playing.

"The vehicle had Missouri registration and checked to a subject in Kennett," said Greenwell in a news release.

The U.S. Coast Guard in Memphis, Tenn., was advised of the situation. A boat was launched into the river in an effort to locate the victim.

Assisting the sheriff's department were officers from the Dyer County, Tenn., Sheriff's Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Bootheel Drug Task Force.

Greenwell said weather conditions hampered search efforts Thursday evening.

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Caruthersville, MO

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