Crews Searching Allegheny River Near New Kensington Bridge

NEW KENSINGTON (KDKA) — Emergency crews were searching the Allegheny River near the New Kensington Bridge Monday afternoon.

They were looking in the same area where a man jumped into the river after a police chase last week.

The unidentified man was last seen swimming until police lost sight of him. Now police fear he may have drowned.

“I think that’s crazy, I hope that he’s okay,” one bystander told KDKA.

For hours, crews used sonar technology to focused on an area near the shoreline, in hopes of finding the man’s body.

Divers were planning to search the area, but a water temperature around 28 degrees combined with treacherous currents made the search too dangerous and it was called off.

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