Search Suspended For Two People Who Jumped Into Frigid River

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 21, 2013)--Fire Department rescue crews halted a nearly two-hour search of the frigid Missouri River Thursday near downtown Kansas City after a witness reported seeing two people jump from a highway bridge into the water.

Fire department spokesman James Garrett said the witness reported that two people jumped from the Bond Bridge Thursday morning.

He said three fire department boats began scouring the river before noon and estimated the distance from the bridge to the water is equivalent to "at least four to five stories."

Deputy Chief Jeff Grote said the search was called off after about an hour and 45 minutes after no bodies were found.

Given the distance of the fall and the hazardous wintry conditions recovery of the bodies was unlikely, he said.


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