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River search continues for man knocked off train trestle

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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Search crews are continuing to look for a person who apparently was hit by a KCS train and fell from the railroad bridge next to Sci-Port into the Red River.

After canine units did not find anything, Shreveport and Bossier City fire departments and the Bossier Sheriff's Office ended their search, which began Wednesday night. The Caddo Sheriff's Office is continuing to search for a body.

Boats from the Shreveport and Bossier City fire departments and the Caddo and Bossier sheriff's offices were dispatched into the river to search for the person after the Shreveport Fire Department received two 911 calls at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Crews were back on the scene at 8 a.m. Thursday and were assisted by search and rescue canines provided by the Shreveport and Bossier City fire departments. K-9 units have also been brought to the scene. Caddo and Bossier sheriff's offices are also using SONAR to locate any underwater objects.

A Kansas City Southern operator told authorities that he believes he hit at least one person while going over the downtown railroad bridge.

An investigation led by Caddo Sheriff's Lt. Michael Gray will try to determine whether anyone was struck by the train on the bridge. A video from the train appears to show one adult male figure on the bridge, but does not definitively reveal what happened to that person.

Despite early reports that at least two splashes were seen in the river, authorities believe they are searching for only one person.

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