Crews search for NC construction worker who fell off bridge into Catawba River

Crews search for NC construction worker who fell off bridge into Catawba River. (Photo credit - WBTV)

Crews search for NC construction worker who fell off bridge into Catawba River. (Photo credit - WBTV)

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — Rescue crews are searching for a construction worker who fell from a bridge and into the Catawba River early Tuesday morning, according to WBTV.

The man was reportedly doing overnight work when he fell at about 2 a.m. A coworker went into the water to search for the man, but could not find him or his body.

Initially, officials said they located the man’s body and were working to remove it from the water, but later said they had not located it.

Terri Byers, the fire education coordinator for Hickory, said that all employees except for the man have been located.