A 19 year-old Missoula man, possible a UM student is missing and presumed drowned after he and his girlfriend jumped off the Madison Street Bridge into the swollen Clark Fork River.

Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Brandt says several agencies responded to the river at about 6:30 Wednesday evening and searched the river until dark. The search resumed at 6:30 Thursday morning. The man’s identity has not been released. Comments from Brandt are below.