Person Dies After Jumping Off Bridge in Delaware

State Police found the body of a person who they say jumped off a bridge in Delaware Saturday afternoon.

Troopers say they received calls from passing drivers reporting a person on the Roth Bridge in Middletown, Delaware around 2:30 p.m. Moments later a person jumped off the side of the bridge, according to investigators.

Several agencies, including the Delaware State Police Aviation Helicopter, volunteer fire companies and the New Castle County Police Department launched a rescue operation. Troopers then found the body of the victim near the rocks on the side of the canal west of the Saint Georges Bridge.

Officials closed the lanes of Route 1 for two hours as police investigated. They continue to investigate the incident but say foul play is not suspected.

The victim has not yet been identified.


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