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Search Continues For Toronto Man Who Fell In Humber River

05/30/2013 10:03 EDT | Updated 05/30/2013 11:54 EDT
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Fishing for Atlantic Salmon on the Humber River, Newfoundland

Toronto fire officials plan to resume their search Thursday for a 35-year-old man who fell into the Humber River in the city's west end Wednesday.

The search was suspended Wednesday night when darkness fell.

A witness said she saw the man jump in the river after his dog fell into the water (near Lawrence Ave. and Weston Rd.).

Several emergency workers searched the area extensively to no avail.

Platoon chief Jim Slobodian said searchers walked along both banks of the river and searched but were unable to find anything.

He said the search was suspended to ensure the safety of emergency workers, adding that a dog was safely rescued.

Earlier Wednesday, Toronto and Region Conservation warned people to stay away from rivers that have become swollen due to the rain.

Water levels are higher and currents are stronger than normal because of heavy rainfall, resulting in dangerous conditions along riverbanks, the agency said.

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