WILKES-BARRE — Emergency crews were called to the Black Diamond Bridge late Friday night after a man reportedly jumped from the railroad span into the Susquehanna River.
Hanover Township’s water rescue team and the Larksville fire department joined Wilkes-Barre city rescue teams scouring the bridge, water and surrounding land.
The Black Diamond Bridge runs along Pickering Street in Wilkes-Barre, across the river to Kirby Park on the West Side. It is owned by Norfolk Southern Railway.
Luzerne County 911 received a call about the supposed jumping incident at 9:12 p.m. As of press time, no individual was found, and rescue teams on the scene were continuing their investigation.
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