With search underway, man hit by car admits to false report about bridge jumper

A pedestrian who was hit on the bridge over the Great Miami River admitted to paramedics he made a false report about someone jumping from the bridge into the water

Jen Balduf
Dayton Daily News, Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio — A man hit by a car Monday evening on the Salem Avenue Bridge admitted making a false report an hour earlier about a person jumping from the Third Street Bridge, Dayon fire officials said.

Rescuers from the Dayton Fire Department launched a boat into the Great Miami River after a man called 911 to report that he "saw a man fling himself off the bridge into the water," according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

Crews did not find anyone in the water but the search remained underway when another call came in to emergency dispatchers at 5:37 p.m. about a pedestrian hit on the Salem Avenue Bridge over the Great Miami River in Dayton.

The pedestrian hit, a man, admitted to paramedics that he was the person who made a false report about seeing someone jump from the Third Street Bridge, according to a fire official.

It is not clear whether the man has been charged.


(c)2021 the Dayton Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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