Update: Authorities Searching for Man Who May Have Jumped from Savage Bridge
Shakopee Firefighters have been called to help search for a man believed to have jumped from the swing bridge in Savage.
Shakopee firefighters were helping search for a man believed to have jumped from a bridge in Savage Sunday afternoon, according to Savage Police Capt. Dave Muelken.
Firefighters from Shakopee launched at least one rescue boat from Shakopee at about 3:40 p.m. and were headed toward an old railroad bridge known as the swing bridge in Savage, located off Vernon Avenue. A command central was set up in Savage near Vernon Avenue and Highway 13 and authorities said they were searching for a 33-year-old white man in what could have been a suicide attempt.
Savage police got involved after Plymouth police called and asked for assistance with a missing person case, Muelken said. Savage police found the man's car parked on Vernon Avenue near a barricade on the way to the river.
Muelken said he had been in a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter searching over the wooded areas near the river. Authorities from Prior Lake, Hennepin and Scott Counties, Shakopee, Savage and others were involved in the search. Boats were searching along the shorelines as well as in deeper water using sonar.
As of 5:30 p.m., the man had not been found.
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