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Police respond to Memorial Bridge for reports of hanging person

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A rescue boat searches for any sign of a person in the CT River while a Springfield Fire Department ladder sits on the Memorial Bridge above. A rescue boat searches for any sign of a person in the CT River while a Springfield Fire Department ladder sits on the Memorial Bridge above.
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

The Springfield Fire Department responded to the Memorial Bridge after police received reports of a person hanging over the side of the bridge on Thursday afternoon.

Dennis Leger, executive aide to the Springfield fire commissioner, told CBS 3 that the department responded to the scene at about 2:30 p.m.

Police, an ambulance and a Springfield Fire Department ladder truck could be seen parked on the Memorial Bridge and looking over the westbound side in an attempt to locate a person.

At about 3 p.m. a rescue boat was in the Connecticut River searching the icy waters for any sign of a person.

By 3:15 p.m. the call was cleared after first responders found no signs of a person hanging from the bridge or in the water below. 

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