Rescue crews searching for possible bridge jumper

The call came in at about 4:00pm Sunday afternoon

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – 22News is covering Breaking News in West Springfield where there is a report of a person jumping off the Memorial Bridge into the Connecticut River.

The call came in at about 4:00pm Sunday afternoon. A West Springfield Fire Department Dispatcher told 22News they have not found anyone. Witnesses said a man wearing a white t-shirt threw his cane into the water before jumping off the north side of the bridge into the river.

West Springfield Deputy Fire Chief Bob Manchino told 22News one rescue boat was launched by West Springfield, Springfield had two, and Longmeadow and Agawam each had one.

They search turned up nothing, but they’ll be searching again in the morning.

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