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James River search underway for person seen jumping off Pocahontas Parkway

Posted at 12:12 PM, Jan 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-21 12:48:43-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Police and firefighters searched the James River Wednesday after someone reported seeing a person jump off the Pocahontas Parkway. A driver told a toll attendant he saw a car parked on the bridge and then saw someone jump off Pocahontas Parkway (895) near the Chippenham Parkway at about 9 a.m.

The fall off the bridge into the river is about 180 feet, according to Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Steve Vick.

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While scuba teams searched the water, Virginia State Police troopers went to the home of the person to whom the car left on the bridge was registered.

This is a developing story.