Bridge jumper still missing


October 10th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

There’s still no sign of a man who witnesses say jumped from the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge linking Iowa and Nebraska, Friday evening. According to Police, the family of 19-year old Cory Criss heard from him just before authorities received a call of about someone jumping off the bridge at around 8:30 p.m. The family said Criss was suicidal.

Rescue crews and police spent more than two hours searching along both sides of the Missouri River and a rescue boat was launched Friday and again Saturday evening. Criss’ backpack was recovered, but there’s been no sighting of his remains.