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Man pulled out of Grand River after jumping off Sixth Street Bridge

The 50-year-old man is currently at a Grand Rapids hospital where his is being treated for serious injuries.
File photo of the Sixth Street Bridge.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Authorities in Grand Rapids are investigating after a 50-year-old man was pulled from the Grand River.

According to Lt. Terry Dixon with the Grand Rapids Police Department, the incident happened around 5:18 p.m. at the 6th Street Bridge.

Witnesses say the man appeared to be in a verbal altercation over the phone before he jumped over the bridge and into the river. He was recovered by the Grand Rapids Fire Department about 20 minutes later.

The 50-year-old was taken to Butterworth Spectrum Health Hospital where he is being treated for serious injuries, Dixon said.

Investigators do not suspect any foul play, however they will continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information that will further the investigation is asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616-456-3400 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

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