Man Rescued After Jumping From Chippewa River Bridge

A man jumped into the Chippewa River early today.  The Eau Claire Fire Department was dispatched for a water rescue of a male individual who had jumped off the Clairemont Avenue Foot Bridge and was floating in the river.  Eau Claire Police Department Officers were able to locate and safely rescue the individual by using a throw rope and physically entering the water to assist him to shore.  The rescued individual was treated on-scene by paramedics and transported to the hospital for further evaluation.  The name of the man was not released.