WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — First responders are left with questions and concerns after a water rescue along the Susquehanna River has since been called off.
Eyewitness News was on the scene of a river search in Wilkes-Barre around 1:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon as police launched a boat looking for someone, they say, ran into the river.
Wilkes-Barre City Police said they assisted the Wilkes-Barre City Fire Department boat team with their search for a man in the river.
The self-proclaimed “Luzerne County Predator Catcher”, Musa Harris says he showed up below the Market Street Bridge, along the river, to confront a man who allegedly showed up to meet an underage teen for a sexual encounter.
Harris claims the unidentified man then dove into the river, but soon said, he did not know how to swim.
According to the Wilkes-Barre City Fire Department, investigators called off the search of the river as it was believed the man did not stay in the water.
The investigation is ongoing and Eyewitness News will update you with the latest information as it becomes available.