Man apparently jumps from Cochrane-Africatown Bridge

COCHRANE AFRICATOWN BRIDGE JUMPER

Mobile Police, in addition to other emergency agencies, are searching for the body of a man who apparently jumped from the Cochrane-Africantown Bridge over Mobile River.

Mobile Fire-Rescue Department Public Information Officer Steve Huffman says it is now a recovery, instead of a rescue effort. Huffman said emergency crews will be looking for the body of a black male.

The incident was reported around 8:30 a.m..

“I know our fire boat and our smaller boat is in the area searching, however, we are about to turn it over to the Mobile County Sheriff”s Office Flotilla and the Mobile Police Department because it would appear it is no longer a rescue but a recovery effort at this point,” said Huffman in an email to FOX10News this morning.

The circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation.  FOX10News will continue to update this story as more information is released.

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