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Search Continues for Man in Taunton River Following Motorcyle Crash

The search followed a car accident on the Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Taunton River

A search continues for the operator of a motorcycle believed to have been ejected into the Taunton River after a crash on the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts State Police said it was continuing to look for the victim, who they said was a 35-year-old Fall River man.

On Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard said it had suspended its search for the man after the accident early Sunday morning.

Rescue crews from STA Castle and Air Station Cape Cod suspended their search pending further information, the USCG said in a tweet around 3:45 p.m. Sunday.

No other details were provided.

The Coast Guard originally said it was responding to the scene around 6:45 a.m. following the crash on the bridge, which separates Fall River and Somerset off Route 6 and overlooks the Taunton River. 

Massachusetts State Police and Fall River Police were also assisting with rescue efforts. 

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