USCG calls off search for man in Taunton River after crash on bridge

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — The search for a missing motorcyclist in the Taunton River has been called off for now.

According to Fall River Fire District Chief Sean Flannery, the motorcyclist struck the side of the Veterans Memorial Bridge around 12:30 a.m., sending him into the water.

The Coast Guard was using both rescue boats and a helicopter to search for the man. Massachusetts State Police and the Fall River Police and Fire Departments also assisted.

A similar incident happened back in June, when a person was injured when the motorcycle they were riding went over the railing from the Veterans Memorial Bridge ramp.

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