Police, firefighters search for body reported in Mississippi River
We had just finished up shooting another story for the 10:00 news when the assignment desk called about this. Memphis Fire and Police were staging along the Mississippi River after a fisherman reported a body in the water. The harbor patrol and others quickly began searching the water. The current is very fast on the Mississippi, so time is of the essence in situations like this. No body was found by nightfall. Coincidentally, multiple agencies participated in a river rescue exercise hours before the real-life search started.