Authorities searching Red River for individual

East Grand Forks Police said the incident started around 4:30 p.m. and that they lost sight of the individual as of about 5:30 p.m.

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Emergency personnel including the Grand Forks Fire Dept. and the Polk Co. Sheriff's Dept. search the Red River north of the Sorlie Bridge Wednesday evening.
Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

GRAND FORKS — Authorities are responding to a person missing in the Red River on Wednesday evening, June 22, near the Sorlie Bridge.

Around 4:05 p.m. officers were dispatched to 208 2nd Ave. NW for an "unwanted person," EGFPD said in a news release. The man voluntarily left the address and said he was going to return to Grand Forks.

Just after 4:30 p.m. it was reported the man had jumped into the river near the Sorlie Bridge. Officers attempted to throw a buoy and a life jacket to the man but he was not able to grab the items.

Search efforts are still underway as of 6 p.m.

The Polk County Sheriff's office and the Grand Forks County Water Rescue will continue rescue/recovery efforts, the release said.


Police said the person's name will be withheld until the investigation is completed.

Check back later for more on this developing story. 

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