Search on for woman who fell off the Biloxi-OS Bridge

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Authorities are searching the water below the Biloxi-Ocean Springs Bridge after several witnesses saw a woman fall over the railing and into the water.

A driver and a bridge walker both told police they saw a woman sitting on the railing with her back to the water. They said she looked over the rail and fell into the water.

Biloxi Police and the Department of Marine Resources' Marine Patrol have boats searching for the woman. Her purse was found in the water, but her name is not being released at this time. She's described as a 33-year-old Asian woman.

The fall from the bridge is about 50 feet, and the water is very cold, so officials are quite concerned.

Doug Walker is at the scene and will have more on the search and new information becomes available.

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