Crews search for man who reportedly jumped from Black Diamond Bridge


A Wilkes-Barre fireman walks back to a truck after rescue crews responded to the report of an individual jumping off the Black Diamond bridge in Wilkes-Barre.


Sean McKeag | Times Leader

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.

A Wilkes-Barre fireman walks back to a truck after rescue crews responded to the report of an individual jumping off the Black Diamond bridge in Wilkes-Barre.
http://timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_Black-Diamond-Bridge.jpgA Wilkes-Barre fireman walks back to a truck after rescue crews responded to the report of an individual jumping off the Black Diamond bridge in Wilkes-Barre. Sean McKeag | Times Leader

By Melanie Mizenko

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Reach Melanie Mizenko at 570-991-6116 or on Twitter @TL_MMizenko.

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