So if you’ve been following my Twitter feed there’s been some rather dramatic ongoings recently. A person was just rescued from the Milwaukee River by MFD and MPD. No one I spoke to on the scene saw the person enter the water. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinal has linked to some of my photos, and I’m adding some cropped in closer shots below. No word as to whether or not the victim is OK as of 1:40PM. I’ll try to update this page with any additional information, of course the Journal Sentinel will also have up to date information.
UPDATE: The Journal Sentinel is now reporting that the person was a 23 year old man who was running from the police when he jumped into the Milwaukee River. He has been pronounced dead. Here’s the story.
UPDATE 2: The Journal Sentinel wrote a short blog post about my citizen journalism through the use of Twitter. You can check it out here.
UPDATE 3: The final bit of information regarding the strange series of events is here.