Man Drowns After Jumping Off Overpass

YPSILANTI (WWJ) – The Washtenaw County dive team has found the body of a 21-year-old Pittsfield Township man who disappeared after he jumped off an overpass into the Huron River.

Ypsilanti fire Capt. Scott Maddison said about a half-dozen young adults jumped from the bridge into the water before dawn on Sunday. He said one of the jumpers, Donovan Hyter, panicked, went under water and never resurfaced.

Maddison said lifeguard who was part of the group attempted to rescue him, but was unsuccessful.

Crews searched the water in the area, near Superior Road in Ypsilanti, all day Sunday and Monday.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s spokesman Derrick Jackson said Hyter’s body was recovered early Monday evening.


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