Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Authorities follow a “51/50” man who jumped into Colorado River.

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Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Authorities follow a “51/50” man who jumped into Colorado River.

At around 7:30pm PT on Thursday, August 27th, 2015, a call into emergency dispatch of a “51/51” man wearing a white shirt walking along River Road in Needles, California.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to the “51/50” call.

Minutes later, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department reports that the man was spotted near the Needles Bridge and has jumped into the Colorado River.

The man then began swimming east down the Colorado River and under the Needles, Bridge swimming near the Needles Marina R.V. Park.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department continued to followed the man swimming in the Colorado River as they tried to call in a boat to follow him in the water.

At around 7:36pm PT, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department reports that the man is on the Arizona side of the Colorado River just across from Needles Marina R.V. Park.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department continued to followed the man swimming in the Colorado River, but then lost him in the dark.

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ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez arrived near the Needles Marina R.V. Park where 2 San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies where seen coming from the beach area near the River Edge Golf Course well on the Mohave Valley, Arizona side of the Colorado River, a law enforcement vehicle is seen with their spotlights searching along the Colorado River.

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At this moment, no further information was available from San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Just down the block at the Needles Bridge, a Mohave Valley Fire Department Ambulance was seen leaving the area near the Colorado River area heading to Colorado River Medical Center.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

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