Coast Guard searching for man in Detroit River

Great Lakes Coast Guard NewsCLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is currently searching for a man in the Detroit River who was seen falling from the Douglas MacArthur Bridge, Saturday afternoon.

A search-and-rescue coordinator at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received notification from Detroit emergency dispatch about a man who was seen falling from the bridge and into the Detroit River.

Search assets include: a rescue boatcrew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Belle Isle, Detroit; a rescue aircrew aboard an MH65-C Dolphin rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit; a Coast Guard Auxiliary boatcrew; and a rescue boatcrew from the Ontario Provincial Police.

The man was described as wearing a red shirt or jacket.

The Coast Guard is asking if anyone with any information to contact the Coast Guard Sector Detroit Command Center at 313-586-9560.

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