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K.C. police search river after witnesses report bridge jumpers

By CNN Staff
March 21, 2013 -- Updated 2003 GMT (0403 HKT)
  • Witnesses: Two adults, possibly child went over bridge in Kansas City
  • Authorities search Missouri River
  • Bridge carries I-35, I-29 over Missouri River

(CNN) -- Authorities said they were searching part of the Missouri River in Kansas City, Missouri, after getting reports that two adults and possibly a child jumped or went over the side of a bridge there Thursday.

Witnesses said that a female jumped off the Christopher S. Bond Bridge -- which carries Interstates 35 and 29 over the Missouri River -- and a male followed her, Kansas City police and fire officials said.

Some witnesses said a child also went over the side of the bridge, officials said.

The Kansas City Fire Department received a call about the incident around 11:30 a.m. CT (12:30 p.m. ET), Kansas City Fire Deputy Chief Jeff Grote said.

CNN's Christine Sever contributed to this report.