PHOTOS: Search and Rescue Ongoing for Construction Worker Who Fell Off Ambassador Bridge

Wednesday January 11th, 2012

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Construction scaffolding hangs from the Ambassador Bridge, Wednesday

United States Coast Guard crews, Detroit Police and Michigan State Police are searching the Detroit River — in the vicinity of the Ambassador Bridge — for a man who reportedly fell off the bridge.

The Coast Guard reports that the communications watchstander at Coast Guard Station Belle Isle was contacted at 1:45pm by bridge security, who received a call from witnesses who reportedly saw a man fall from the center span of the bridge. The man was last seen wearing work coveralls.

There is no more information about any other safety gear worn or utilized. A Coast Guard boat crew, aboard a Station Belle Isle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, was already underway and was diverted to begin searching.

A second RB-M crew was dispatched from Station Belle Isle, as was an MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit.

A Detroit Police Department rescue boat is on scene, assisting in the search, and they have a dive team aboard. Also searching is a helicopter crew from the Michigan State Police.

The center span of the Ambassador Bridge is about 150 feet from the surface of the water. The water temperature is 37 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

A search and rescue helicopter hovers over Zug Island

 

Detroit Police divers prepare

 

 

Michigan State Police helicopter searches the area

 

 

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