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No one found after James River search near Lee Bridge

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Posted at 12:46 PM, Feb 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-08 16:09:58-05

RICHMOND, Va. – River rescue crews did not find anyone in the James River near the Lee Bridge Monday. Richmond Police received a call around 11:20 a.m. Monday, concerning a person who may have jumped off the Lee Bridge. The westbound lane was blocked while police conducted a search for the person.

Rescue crews used three boats and two aircraft in the search for the person who may have jumped or fallen off the bridge, Richmond Fire spokesman Lt. Chris Armstrong said.

"[The] search went on until 1:05 p.m. and [we] determined [we] weren’t making any headway," Lt. Armstrong said. "[We] suspended operations for today based on the current of the river and the amount of time crews had spent searching."

The river search will resume Tuesday.

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