Man Survives 130-ft Jump Off Of Upper Arch Of Missouri River Bridge

Authorities say a 53-year-old man survived after jumping off the arch of a Missouri River bridge into the water below.  The drop was an estimated 130ft.

South Sioux City Police Sgt. Chris Chernock says the man climbed to the top of the arch around 6:30 p.m. Monday on the Veterans Memorial Bridge. The bridge carries U.S. Highway 77 traffic between South Sioux City in Nebraska and Sioux City, Iowa. Northbound bridge traffic was blocked during the incident.

Chernock says the man jumped a little before 7:40 p.m., falling an estimated 130 feet into the water. The South Sioux City Fire Department’s rescue boat soon reached the man and took him to shore.

Police identified the man as a transient, James Brewer. He was listed in stable condition on Tuesday morning at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

Odd: Local Station In Tennessee Says There Was An FBI Bulletin Regarding ISIS Terror Plot In Tennessee


The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Memphis Division reportedly warned police officers about a threat to blow up the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge sometime in December.

FOX13 News obtained the FBI bulletin sent to Mid-South Law Enforcement agencies warning about a possible Islamic State terror plot targeting the I-55 Bridge.

“According to an anonymous complainant, as of December 2014, ISIS instructed an ISIS member, a presumed USPER in Memphis, with a direct order to blow up the Memphis-Arkansas bridge on an unknown date, activating ISIS terror cells in the United States,” the warning reads.

USPER is a law enforcement acronym for U.S. person.

Described as “an unsubstantiated, anonymous threat,” the Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned authorities in Tennessee and Arkansas about a threat made by the Islamic State to blow up an expansion of the Mississippi River bridge that connects the two states.

The question remains: Why would a terror group choose a bridge between Arkansas and Tennessee?