A massive search is underway for a missing swimmer after a group of people jumped off the “Jaws” bridge on Martha’s Vineyard late Sunday night, authorities said.
A total of four people went overboard in Edgartown around 11:20 p.m., according to the Coast Guard. Two swimmers managed to make it to shore.
As of Monday morning, one male swimmer had not been located. In a statement, Massachusetts State Police said, “The men did not come forward after the jump.”
One of the swimmers missing overnight was recovered this morning.
Coast Guard personnel from Woods Hole and Air Station Cape Cod are assisting local fire and police officials in the search.
The American Legion Memorial Bridge, best known for its appearance in the acclaimed 1975 thriller directed by Steven Spielberg, is located on Beech Road. It connects Edgartown and Oak Bluffs.
A teenager who jumped off a bridge last summer had to be airlifted to a hospital after suffering a severe neck injury, the Martha’s Vineyard Times reported. Officials told the news outlet that the man thought he was jumping from a section of the bridge that spans a deep channel.
No additional details were immediately available.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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