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Authorities believe man who jumped into N. Umpqua River to be 34-year-old Roseburg man

Searching continues on the North Umpqua River, May 23, 2017. (Photo courtesy viewer)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The search continued Wednesday for a man who jumped into the North Umpqua River from the bridge at North Bank Road and Singletree Lane near Glide Monday evening and was carried down stream, Douglas County Sheriff's office said.

Investigators believe the victim to be 34-year-old Riley Flury Rappe of Roseburg, the sheriff's office said.

Rappe has been missing since Monday evening and his vehicle was located near the bridge with his Oregon Driver's license inside, police said.

Rappe was experienced with this stretch of the river and has reportedly swam and jumped off of the bridge for years. The sheriff's office said he is presumed drowned.

Deputies will continue their search throughout the holiday weekend, according to a Wednesday news release.

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