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River Search Underway After Report Of Man Jumping Off Memorial St Bridge

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

Multiple agencies searching the river by Confluence Park in Downtown Binghamton Thursday after a receiving a call that a man had jumped off the Memorial Street Bridge. 

Broome County dispatch received the 911 call before 5 p.m. 

"We had a fairly good description, a fairly credible witness and so Binghamton Fire put their boats in the water," said Steve Faughnan, Deputy Chief of Binghamton Fire.

"We also activated the county's mutual aid system for water rescue that consisted today of Binghamton Fire, Johnson City Fire, Vestal Fire, and Endwell Fire also, all had boats in the water, as well as the State Police dive team and the Broome County Sheriff's Dive Team," said Faughnan. 

Authorities blocked off the bridge for several hours to assist with the search. The bridge connects Riverside Drive and North Shore Drive. 

Crews suspended the search just after 7 p.m. 

"We were unable to locate anything. We searched all of the river from here basically all the way down to Endwell," said Faughnan.

Faughnan said they will re-evaluate and make a decision in the morning on whether to continue the search. 

This is a developing story. Stick with Fox 40 News for the latest updates.