Police searching river after person apparently jumps off bridge

From staff and wire reports

July 20, 2011 at 9:46 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Police are searching the Mississippi River for a person who apparently jumped off the Hale Boggs Bridge, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities received a call that someone had fallen into the river from the bridge around 1 p.m., according to Sgt. Dwayne LaGrange, Sheriff's Office spokesman.

 

A vehicle was also reported parked in the southbound lane of the bridge, he said. 

 

More details to come.




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