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REPORT: Shelbyville rescuers searching for man who jumped in Duck River, never resurfaced

According to a report from the Shelbyville Times Gazette, rescue workers in Shelbyville searched most of Thursday afternoon for a man who jumped into the Duck River at Fisherman’s Park and never resurfaced.

The search was called shortly after 6 p.m. and is expected to resume at 7 a.m. Friday.

According to the report, the man entered the river mid-afternoon Thursday, Feb. 23. An eyewitness claims the man struck his head when he hit the river and disappeared. A woman then jumped in behind the man and resurfaced yelling for help, claiming she could not swim.

An eye witness pulled the woman to safety.

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According to the report, rescue workers dragged the river for several hours before nightfall.

Names have not been released by authorities.

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