Chicago Police searching the South Branch of the Chicago River near the South Loop this evening after a woman was spotted jumping into the water found a woman's body.
A Fire Department diver had to avoid dangerous debris while searching for the
woman, who was believed to have jumped from the Roosevelt Road Bridge, 300 W.
Roosevelt Road, around 2:40 p.m., authorities said. A woman's body was found in
the river about 6:45 p.m.
The Fire Department diver searched in an area where the woman was believed to
have been last seen.
About 4:20 p.m., the Fire Department turned the search over to police, with
the presumption that authorities were now searching for the woman's body rather
than making a rescue effort, according to the Fire Department. Police used sonar
equipment to look for her body.