Search for man in Chicopee River called off after nothing found

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The search for a man in the Chicopee River was called off Monday night after authorities say they found nothing.

Captain Brian Tetreault of the Springfield Fire Department told 22News, “after a dozen passes with nothing found, all operations were shut down due to a lack of a credible eyewitness.” 

Springfield police and firefighters were called to the area of 235 Water Street in Indian Orchard for a report of a man that had slipped into the Chicopee River around 9:35 p.m., Monday. 

They searched the banks of the Springfield side while Ludlow fire officials searched the opposite river bank. 

Nothing was found during the search, even after State Police Airwing assisted with an aerial sweep over the river.

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