Texas man dies after jumping off bridge, drowning

June 20, 2011 7:12:47 AM PDT
A Southeast Texas man has drowned after diving from a bridge into the Sabine River. Newton County Sheriff Joe Walker says 21-year-old Michael Wuske died Sunday night.

Walker told KFDM-TV that the victim was with a group of people swimming in the river off Highway 12 in Deweyville when Wuske, who was from the West Orange area, decided to dive off the bridge.

Searchers recovered Wuske's body about an hour after he was reported missing.

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