POLICE – Search on for possible jumper from bridge at Prince George

Prince George Search & Rescue search shoreline of Fraser River.

PRINCE GEORGE — Efforts are underway to locate a person who may have jumped from a local bridge Sunday night (April 23, 2017).

At about 8 p.m., the Prince George RCMP received a report of a possible jumper off the John Hart Bridge in Prince George. A passing driver saw a person jump from the west side of the bridge.

Extensive efforts were made to locate the person. Officers and a Police Service Dog searched the shore line of the Nechako River and various points along the Fraser River that were accessible. A private helicopter operating in the area assisted in the search until darkness. Prince George Fire / Rescue Service and the B.C. Conservation Service also assisted. The person was not located.

Search efforts resumed Monday. Prince George Search & Rescue were activated and boats are on the river. A helicopter was also being utilized.


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