Concord firefighters respond for a reported jumper from bridge
Photo by Jay HeathA Concord firefighter dawns a water rescue suit and deployed into Boat 5 to search the Merrimack River.
Photo by Jay HeathBoat 5 starts the search on the Merrimack river.
Photo by Jay HeathBoat 4 searches the river for a possible jumper from the Sewall's Falls Bridge.
Photo by Jay HeathA Concord Police Officer uses binoculars to search the river bank.
Concord, NH July 22. Concord firefighters responded with a full first alarm river rescue responce to the sewalls falls bridge. The box was dispacthed at 1124 hrs for a witnessed report of a man jumping off the Sewalls Falls Bridge into the Merrimack river. First due Engine and Rescue 5 deployed Boat 5 rapidly in the Merrimack River near the bridge and went down stream looking for the victim. Engine 4 deployed Boat 4 as well and started a search. The NH Fish & Game, State Marine Patrol, and Concord Police assited with the search. The search was suspended at 1252 hours and no victim was found.