Search Underway for Bridge Jumper
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.
The person was described as:
- Most likely female
- Long blonde hair
- Slight build
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.
Cpl. Craig DouglassCommunications NCO / Media Liaison Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
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