Update: ‘Bridge jump’ call turns out to be wrong

Update: ‘Bridge jump’ call turns out to be wrong
A rescue boat was deployed on the Flint River near the Oglethorpe Bridge. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Albany Police Department (APD) made contact with a person who made the call that they were going to jump off a bridge on Wednesday.

An Albany Fire Department rescue boat was deployed on the Flint River, after a report that a person has jumped off the Oglethorpe Bridge, according to Sebon Burns, Albany Fire Department’s deputy fire chief.

APD said the call came in around 3:21 p.m.

The Albany Fire Department searched the river after they were notified of the call
The Albany Fire Department searched the river after they were notified of the call

The caller said they were going to jump off the bridge and then hung up, according to APD.

But rescuers did not find anyone on the bridge... or in the river.

APD said they made contact with the person at their home. Police said they refused treatment and no charges are pending.

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