Wichita Officials Look For Man Who Jumped In River

By: AP, Posted by Chelsey Moran
By: AP, Posted by Chelsey Moran

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Wichita police say a man is missing after he jumped into the Arkansas River while fleeing from officers.

Emergency responders searched the river until midnight Thursday before calling off the effort. The search was expected to begin again Friday.

Wichita police Lt. Dan East said an officer stopped the man for a traffic violation Thursday evening. The man was talking to the officer outside his vehicle and then ran off, before jumping into the river and disappearing.

Wichita fire crews used boats and divers to help with the search, while police stationed at several locations along the river also looked for the man.


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