Officials search for body of bridge j...

Officials search for body of bridge jumper

There are 2 comments on the Weirton Daily Times story from Mar 9, 2011, titled Officials search for body of bridge jumper. In it, Weirton Daily Times reports that:

The Brooke County Sheriff's Department is hoping for a quick recovery after a man jumped off the Market Street Bridge late Tuesday.

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Fire medic

Dallas, TX

#1 Mar 9, 2011
They sure were quick to call off the search while fire and ems from Steubenville, Mingo junction, and brilliant continued searching along the Ohio river bank along with a tow boat the "billson". They also were gonna have a lifeflight helicoptor fly up and down the river with a thermal imaging camera. But decided not to go through with it due to the river being under West Virginia juristiction who also did not properly take command of the situation according to NIMS federal guidelines. The Ohio depts continued looking for another hour and a half after the jump while the West Virginian depts gave up too quick nor did they communicate with the Ohio guys.

Apollo, PA

#2 Apr 19, 2011
Thanks to all of the officers who searched for my brother in law...although in our hearts we felt things should have been done quicker...thanks for what you did do...I know the river conditions were bad but there is equipment out there to handle that...I will leave it at that...thanks to the Lord for allowing him to be found now...

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