Cape Girardeau Fire Department Not Able to Locate Individual Who Jumped from Interstate 55 Bridge

An unidentified person who reportedly jumped off a bridge Monday afternoon on Interstate 55 into the Diversion Channel has not been located. The incident occurred at approximately 2 p.m. Monday at mile marker 92 on I-55. The Cape Girardeau Fire Department assisted the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Water Patrol Division on Tuesday morning in an attempt to locate the jumper. Officials say they are going to do some maneuvering on the banks with a dronebut we were able to cover on foot by scouring the area and patrol remained on site until approximately 1 p.m. Tuesday, and no one had been recovered. Officials also say that they’re finding out is a valid reporter saw someone jump off the bridge,” Morris said, “but they (highway patrol) haven’t accounted for anyone yet. They also say with it being cold water, if there is a drowning, it could be several days before a body would surface to be able to recover them. No further information is available at this time.

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