Search continues for man who jumped in Red River

By Joel Rodgers | jrodgers@ktalnews.tv, Jade Cunningham | jcunningham@ktalnews.tv

Published 06/06 2014 07:07AM

Updated 06/06 2014 08:31AM

Updated 7:27am:

Local law enforcement have identified the man who allegedly jumped in the Red River Thursday night.

Caddo deputies believe Desmond Desdunes (22), from Shreveport, jumped from a bridge into the Red River before 9pm.


Original Story:

Local law enforcement will continue to look for a man missing in the Red River.

The person allegedly jumped from a bridge Thursday night.

Caddo deputies said just before 9pm, a group of four men were on the sandbar, south of the railroad bridge near Stoner Avenue.

Two of the men decided to jump off the bridge.

After jumping, one of the men made it back to the river bank, but the other got into trouble and began yelling for help.

His friend tried to get him to safety, but couldn't find him in the water.

Deputies and firefighters from the Caddo and Bossier Sheriff's Offices and Shreveport and Bossier City Fire Departments searched for the man until after midnight but couldn't find him.

It is illegal to trespass on the bridge, which is owned by Kansas City Railroad.

At this time, no tickets have been issued and the investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing news story, stay with NBC 6 News as we update you on the latest details.

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