A fire truck from the Brewer Fire Department is parked near the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge on Thursday in Brewer. Search efforts were underway after a man reportedly jumped from the bridge Thursday afternoon. Credit: Lindsay Putnam / BDN

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Area and state police and fire departments are searching for someone who jumped into the Penobscot River from the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge Thursday afternoon.

Bangor and Brewer police arrived at the bridge, one of the three linking Bangor and Brewer, at 1:46 p.m. after an unidentified man was seen jumping off it, according to the Maine Department of Marine Resources.

The Maine Marine Patrol, assisted by Bangor and Brewer police and fire departments, were still searching the river shortly after 4 p.m. on Thursday. A Maine Forest Service helicopter and the Maine Underwater Recovery Team were assisting with the search.

Kathleen O'Brien is a reporter covering the Bangor area. Born and raised in Portland, she joined the Bangor Daily News in 2022 after working as a Bath-area reporter at The Times Record. She graduated from...