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Police Searching for Man Who Jumped into River

Officers believe man is no longer in Trinity River.



    Police Searching for Man Who Jumped into River
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    Dallas dive teams search the Trinity River at the Corinth Street Viaduct after a man jumped off the bridge and didn't resurface.

    Police have ended a search of the Trinity River after a person being pursued by officers jumped off of the bridge and into the river below.

    Officers believe the individual is no longer in the river. Jason Evans with Dallas Fire-Rescue said authorities at the scene called off the search because they believe the man could have already slipped out of the river.

    Officials were pursuing the man when he then jumped off of the Corinth Street Viaduct into the river, police said. After hitting the water the man surfaced once but was never seen again. 

    Officers began following the man after they responded to a burglary of a motor vehicle call near R.L. Thorton Freeway and Colorado Boulevard.  When they arrived, the man took off in a pickup truck only to stop on the viaduct a short time later. 

    Once on the bridge, the man then got out of his truck and jumped into the swollen Trinity.

    Officials say that they believe the current was not swift enough to be dangerous.

    NBC 5's Frank Heinz and Randy McIlwain contributed to this report.