Search for man in river called off

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Fort Wayne police and firefighters conducted a search for a possible person in the St. Joseph River off the East State Boulevard and Spy Run Avenue bridge Wednesday evening.

Police say a domestic incident lead a woman to call 911 around 6 p.m.. She told police her boyfriend was about to jump from the bridge at East State Boulevard and Spy Run Avenue, near North Side High School.

Police said they then received a text message from another person with a picture of a man with his feet dangling over a bridge. Police say the bridge in the picture did not match the bridge at East State Boulevard and Spy Run Avenue, though.

The Fort Wayne Fire Department’s Water Rescue Unit was called in to search the river. They were unable to confirm whether or not a body was in the water.

The search was called off at dusk. Police said Wednesday evening that the search would continue in the morning, but no search was conducted Thursday.

Police could not say if they have made contact with the man, but said they are no longer searching for him.  

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