Search Underway for Bridge Jumper

Prince George

2017-04-24 11:21 PDT

File # 2017-11973

Efforts are underway to locate a person that may have jumped from a local bridge last night.

On Sunday April 23rd, 2017 at approximately 8:00 PM, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a possible jumper off the John Hart Bridge in Prince George. A passing driver observed 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 BC Conservation Service also assisted. The person was not located.

Image of Prince George Search & Rescue personnel searching the shore line of the Fraser River in a boat.

Image of Prince George Search & Rescue personnel searching the shore line of the Fraser River in a boat.

The person was described as:

Search efforts resumed early this morning. Prince George Search & Rescue have been activated and boats are on the river. A helicopter is also being utilized.

If anyone has any information or sees anything suspicious along our rivers, they are requested to contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300.
 

Released by

Cpl. Craig Douglass

Communications NCO / Media Liaison Officer
Prince George RCMP
princegeorge.rcmp.ca
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3321
Cell: 250-640-1758

Email: pg_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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