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Bridge Jumper Could Be Charged for Injuring River Floater

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MISSOULA -

A Missoula man could face negligent endangerment charges for jumping off a bridge on the Clark Fork River and seriously injuring a man in the water below.

Missoula County Sheriff's officials said Andy Hill and his wife were floating on inner tubes on Sunday afternoon, when a man jumped off the Bandmann Bridge near East Missoula.

Sheriff's officials said the man landed on Hill, breaking both of Hill's legs and his femur.

They said Hill lost consciousness, and the bridge jumper pulled Hill to shore.

Investigators said the man did not intentionally land on Hill, and alcohol did not seem to be a factor in the accident.

They said it is illegal to jump off any bridge in Missoula County.

Officials at the Missoula County Attorney's office said the man who jumped could be charged within the next week.

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