NEWELL, W.Va. — Hancock County emergency crews resumed a search on the Ohio River near the Newell Bridge Monday morning for a man and a woman that a eyewitness said she saw jump from the bridge into the river Sunday.
Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher said a woman called 911 Sunday evening at 6:30 and she reported she saw a man and woman kiss one another, climb on the railing of the bridge and jump. The eyewitness was sitting in traffic.
A search of the river began Sunday evening and continued Monday morning.
The sheriff’s department has released a description of the couple: a white man, wearing a black cut off t-shirt, jeans, a bandana and a gray beard; a white woman with bleached hair and a black tank top, jeans and several tattoos.
The Newell, New Cumberland and Chester fire departments are heading up the river search.