Bridge jumper ID’d, river search continues

February 4, 2019

HUNTINGTON — The search continues for a 28-year-old man who jumped from the 31st Street Bridge on Saturday afternoon into the near-freezing Ohio River in Huntington.

Kyle Andrew Kincaid, a local resident, remains missing, Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial said Sunday. No further details were released as of press time.

Traffic was halted for several hours for investigation on the bridge Saturday as crews on the bridge and in the water responded to the situation. Emergency responders searched much of the evening for Kincaid. The National Weather Service reported the water temperature in the Ohio River was 33 degrees Saturday evening.

Witness accounts corroborated scanner information that indicated the man was running up the entrance ramp to the bridge at the intersection of 5th Avenue and U.S. 60 and a woman was chasing him.

Dial confirmed that Cabell County EMS, Huntington Fire Department and Huntington Police Department responded to the scene. A Ceredo Fire Rescue vehicle with a boat trailer was seen at Harris Riverfront Park, where the rescue boat was launched and searching the riverbanks.

The last time a person jumped from the 31st Street Bridge was in November 2018. The man was found alive on the Ohio side of the river nearly three hours after he jumped and three miles down the river from the bridge. The water was around 50 degrees that night.

Reporter Megan Osborne contributed to this report. Follow reporter Bishop Nash on Twitter at @BishopNash.

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