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., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.
The Fire Department diver searched in an area where the woman was believed to have been last seen, just south of the bridge, according to the Chicago Fire Department's media office.
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.