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Published March 22, 2012, 05:43 PM

Fargo man jumps from Main Avenue Bridge

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Fargo man is getting a medical evaluation at a hospital after jumping from a busy bridge into the freezing Red River.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

A Fargo man is getting a medical evaluation at a hospital after jumping from a busy bridge into the freezing Red River. The incident happened on the Main Avenue Bridge about 2:30 this afternoon. The 35 year old was walking along the bridge when he jumped. Witnesses saw him in the water and called for help. The man got out safely.

Police are getting differing accounts of what led to the stunt. A pedestrian says the man said, "I love the river", and then jumped. The man says he was bet cash to jump. Police don't expect to charge him.

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