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Rescue Crews Call Off Water Search For Possible Man In Red River

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Updated 7:30 PM

Rescue boats were called off the Red River shortly after they were launched to look for a person who may have jumped in. The Moorhead Police Department says they got a call around 5:30PM Saturday night about a man who had talked about harming himself. Sgt. Stafford with the Moorhead Police Department says there is no evidence he went in the water, so they felt comfortable calling off boat crews. Officers and tracking dogs were also used to search for the man. They are continuing their search. Sgt. Stafford says this search was especially dangerous because of the cold water temperature, high river levels and fast current.

"The river levels are high, getting higher and it's an unstable area-- a lot of mud and then when we're walking in that area looking," Stafford said. "Yeah, it is dangerous,"


Rescue crews from Fargo are searching for a person who may have jumped in the Red River. Emergency responders got the call around 5:30 PM. Multiple rescue boats were launched near 2nd Street South at 6:00 PM. Right now, crews say it is unclear whether the person went in the water. Valley News Live has a crew on the scene. We will bring you more information as it comes in.

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