Overnight investigation continues into possible jump from bridge

Overlanders Bridge

KAMLOOPS - RCMP and Kamloops Fire and Rescue still can't find evidence a man jumped from Overlander Bridge last night into the Thompson River.

Mounties received a call from a concerned citizen who saw a man apparently preparing to jump off the bridge. An emergency response was deployed with police and Fire and Rescue scouring the banks of the river and patrolling the water by boat, according to an RCMP media release. Nobody has been located.

"Nobody actually observed the individual jump off the bridge," Cpl. Cheryl Bush, a spokesperson for the Kamloops RCMP said. "Somebody thought that there was someone who may be wanting to or may be attempting to, but we didn't locate anybody."

Police are now asking for public assistance. The man is described as roughly 45 years old wearing a dark toque and dark clothing. Anyone with information can contact the Kamloops RCMP detachment 250-828-3000.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 10:19 to include details from an RCMP media release.


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