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Crews search for man who jumped into Wisconsin River

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Over the Wisconsin River in Prairie du Sac Over the Wisconsin River in Prairie du Sac

PRAIRIE DU SAC (WKOW) -- Crews continued searching this morning for a man who disappeared in the Wisconsin River in Prairie du Sac.

The Sauk County Dive Team, Prairie Du Sac Water Rescue, and Sauk City Fire ended the search shortly after midnight.

Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards said two people jumped from the Highway 60 bridge into the water, and then a third man jumped, but landed awkwardly and did not resurface.

27 News' Derek Staahl spoke with a woman who was on the bridge with the men when they jumped.

Jennifer Leifer says she pleaded with the third man not to do it because he was visibly drunk and not a good swimmer.

"Me and his girlfriend begged him -- please don't jump, please don't jump," Leifer said.

Authorities are not releasing the missing jumper's name, describing him only as a 40-year-old local man. The Sauk County Sheriff's Office received the 911 call around 7:39 Monday.

Richards says alcohol was likely a factor in the incident.

He also says two firefighters were hurt while searching the riverbank in a four-wheel vehicle. They were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Stay with 27 News and WKOW.com for the latest on this story.

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