Rescue Squad Continuing to Look for Possible Bridge Jumper

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The Guntersville and Union Rescue Squads spent Monday dragging an area beneath the U.S. Highway 431 bridge over the Tennessee River in Guntersville.

Sunday night, 911 received a call from a woman who said she had just seen a man jump from the top of the bridge.  About 60 seconds later a Guntersville police officer reached the scene and found no one in the water below, but there was a boat.

An officer with the  Alabama Marine Police caught up with the boat.   The young people on board claimed none of them had jumped and that they had not seen anyone jump.  However, WHNT News 19 has learned that authorities are not sure the occupants of the boat were being truthful.

The rescue squad members dragged the water, despite the fact no missing persons report has been filed and police have found no abandoned vehicle near the bridge.   They do believe the woman who called in the report was telling the truth.

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