Report: woman parked on I-5, jumped off OR bridge

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Portland Fire and Rescue spokesman says several drivers reported that a woman parked her car on Interstate 5, then jumped off a city bridge into the Willamette River.

Spokesman Paul Corah says a sonar search failed to find a body Tuesday evening. Multnomah County sheriff's crews continued searching the river.

Corah says 911 callers said the woman parked on the southbound freeway lanes about 5:10 p.m. and jumped over the railing of the Marquam Bridge's lower deck.

The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/Ihsst2 ) that the parked car blocked several lanes of traffic before police towed it away. A note was found but Corah didn't know what it said.

Police spokesman Lt. Robert King said officers were trying to identify the woman, described as in her 50s.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com