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Police Investigate Possible Drowning

WaterGRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County Search and Rescue dive team was investigation a suspicious incident on Saturday morning after witnesses told police a young man jumped off a bridge.

The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said on Friday night at around 10:20 p.m., an officer was flagged down on the Deb Potts Memorial Bridge regarding a subject who had jumped over the railing.

The officer immediately began searching the river and surrounding river banks for a victim. Another caller dialed 911 seconds before the officer was flagged down to say they actually observed the male jump over the railing.

Police say a black Huffy Santa Fe mountain bike along with the male’s blue jeans, green long sleeve shirt, leather sandals and a yellow Bic lighter were found at the scene. The clothing was checked and no ID was located. Officers were on scene for an extended amount of time and were not contacted regarding the bicycle or clothing.

The male was described a 16-20 years old, 5’8”-5’10” in height, with a thin build and black hair.

At this time, police say it’s unknown if someone jumped over the bridge in an attempt to harm themselves, or did it as an adventure. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the police department at 541-450-6260.