Body recovered from Albemarle Sound after Tyrrell County man jumps from N.C. 32 bridge

Multiple agencies and volunteers took part in the search on Feb. 5, 2021 for a man who jumped from the Albemarle Sound Bridge. [Chowan County Sheriff's Office photo]

The body of a 35-year-old Tyrrell County man has been recovered from the Albemarle Sound, after he jumped from the N.C. 32 bridge between Chowan and Washington counties.

Officers were called Thursday at around 10:30 p.m. to investigate a report of man that told family members he was going to jump off the 3.5 mile long span, according to a Chowan County Sherriff’s Office news release.

Deputies found an unoccupied vehicle wrecked at the foot of the bridge, and their investigation determined he may have walked out onto the bridge and jumped.

The Chowan County Sherriff’s Office and Emergency Management began a search, and were joined by members of the U.S. Coast Guard, N.C. Wildlife Law Enforcement, N.C. Marine Patrol, Bunyan Fire Department and volunteers.

A Chowan County Sherriff’s Office dive team located the man’s remains Saturday morning.

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