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UPDATE On Williams County Bridge Possible Jumper


August 21, 2019 | View PDF

Authorities direct traffic on the bridge on Hwy 58

According to Detective Caleb Fry of the Williams County Sheriff's office, a search team was dispatched shortly after the call came in on August 17 that a possible jumper had leapt from a bridge in western Williams County on Hwy 58 early that afternoon. McKenzie County Sheriff's Department, Williams County Sheriff's Department, Fairview Police Department, Richland County, MT EMS and Fairview Fire Department personnel were on scene.

After initial ground and aerial searches didn't find anyone, a dive team was brought in that evening to search the waters. The dive team ran sonar robots in the water and did not find anything.

Detective Fry believes that "if the individual jumped from the bridge they may have had time to get to shore and leave the area before emergency teams arrived on scene. As of now there haven't been any missing persons reports placed or any body found. However, if additional information is brought forth, the investigation will continue." If you have any information regarding this event, please contact the Williams County Sheriff's office.


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