Rapids authorities search river
For the Rapids City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – On March 24, at approximately 5:25 a.m., the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department was dispatched to the Riverview Expressway bridge after the report of a person jumping off the bridge. The person was said to have leaped from the south side of the bridge, along the east end.
Wisconsin Rapids Police officers, along with Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department (WRFD), did a search of both riverbanks on foot, by squad patrol, and using spotlights but nothing was found. The Wisconsin DNR was then called to do a search of the river by boat.
Anyone with information should call the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department 715-423-4444. If you want to remain anonymous, you can also call Wood County crimestoppers at 800-325-STOP.
As of 8 a.m., officers are still patrolling the riverbanks and a DNR boat is in the water. WRFD is dispatching a boat to the water, and Wood County rescue is sending a boat to the river.