UPDATE: Officials to continue rescue efforts for man who jumped in the Red River

Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 6:32 PM CDT
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EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (Valley News Live) - Search efforts continue for the man who jumped into the Red River in East Grand Forks, MN.

Police were dispatched to a residential address in East Grand Forks for reports of trespass at 4:05 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22. Officers contacted the 22-year-old man and he voluntarily left the location, saying that he was heading back to Grand Forks.

At 4:31 p.m., an East Grand Forks officer reported that the same man from the call had jumped into the river near the Sorlie Bridge.

Officers threw a buoy and life jacket to the man, but he was not able to grab them. Officers lost sight of the man a short time later.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Grand Forks County Water Rescue are continuing search/recovery efforts.

Officers said the man is from Hennepin Co., and his name will be released upon the conclusion of the investigation.

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