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Driver reports that couple kissed then jumped from East Liverpool bridge

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NEWELL, W. Va. - A search of the Ohio River near East Liverpool has so far turned up no sign of two people who a witness claims jumped from a bridge that spans Ohio and West Virginia.

Local fire and rescue teams searched from 9:00 a.m. until 8:15 p.m. Monday looking for a man and a woman who, according to a call to Hancock County, West Virginia 911, jumped from the Newell Bridge at 6:41 p.m. Sunday.

Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher said a motorist sitting in traffic told dispatchers that a man and a woman standing on the bridge's walkway kissed, climbed up on the rail, and jumped into the river.

Members of the New Cumberland Fire Department, Newell and Chester Fire Departments searched until dark on Sunday and Monday

The Coast Guard joined the search on Monday.

No information has been released on possible identity of the couple

The man is described as a white bearded male wearing a black cut off t-shirt, jeans, and a bandana.

The woman is described as a white female with bleached hair, wearing a black tank top, jeans and several tattoos on her arms.

Information on the investigation may be reported to the Hancock County Sheriff's Office at 304-564-3911, or 304-564-4100.

 

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