Someone may have jumped off the Helena Bridge over the Mississippi River early Tuesday morning and authorities are looking for a man and information about him.
The West Helena Police Department received a call about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday of an unoccupied SUV on the bridge with the lights on and the driver’s door open.
Investigators believe 28-year-old Damarea Brian Keith Tyler, allegedly of Pine Bluff, was the driver of the vehicle. Information was given to the department that he was possibly wearing blue jean pants, no shoes and no shirt.
Helena-West Helena Police Department Investigators, along with Phillips County Sheriff’s Department, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and the Helena-West Helena Fire Department are currently conducting a search on the Mississippi River for Tyler.
The incident is considered a missing persons investigation at this time, according to police. Darmarea Tyler is described as 5-foot-8 approximately 150 pounds.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Helena-West Helena Police Department at 870-572-3441.