Coast Guard assists in search for woman who jumped from Portland bridge

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office River Patrol and the Portland Fire Department searched for a woman who jumped from the Burnside Bridge near downtown Portland, Ore., Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector Portland received a report from local 911 that the woman was seen jumping from the bridge at approximately 2:20 a.m. A 25-foot smallboat crew from Station Portland and an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria, Ore., joined with crews from the river patrol and fire department to search the area for two hours with no sign of the woman.

“The Coast Guard and other local crews who worked on this case searched both sides of the Willamette River extensively in hopes of finding this woman,” said Lt. j.g. Ryan Harry, public affairs officer for Sector Portland.

The search was suspended at 4:20 a.m.

If you have any problems viewing this article, please report it here.