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Police search for teen last seen jumping from bridge into Ottawa River

Ottawa police say the 14-year-old boy was with a group of youths gathered at the Prince of Wales Bridge.

Police say they'll resume a search today for a teenaged boy who had jumped off a bridge into the Ottawa River.

Ottawa police say the 14-year-old boy was last seen with a group of youths gathered at the Prince of Wales Bridge Friday.

The group of youths were jumping off the bridge into the river when the victim did not resurface.

The marine, dive and trails responded to a call at about 9:20 p.m.

A criminal investigations unit will also seek to determine what happened.

A search by various police and fire units from Ottawa and Gatineau didn't locate the teen in the water or along the shore.

Police say they have notified the boy's family and counsellors are on hand to assist the family and the boy's friends.

 

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