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Crews searching for bridge jumper in the Little Pee Dee River

MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Crews are still searching for a man who jumped off the 378 Highway bridge into the Little Pee Dee River earlier this afternoon, according to Robert McCullough of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

McCullough says the man’s identity is unknown and that a motorist saw the man jump off the bridge and a fisherman heard him hit the water but that he has not been located yet. He says Marion County was contacted regarding the jumper around 4:45 p.m. on July 15, 2015 and that SCDNR was called aound 5:30 p.m. 

Horry County Fire Rescue is assisting Marion County with the search according to Chief Justin Gibbins of the HCFR.

Marion County Fire and EMS, HCFR and SCDNR are at the scene where two divers and three boats are searching for the man.

Stay tuned to WMBF News to bring you the latest updates on this story as they become available.

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