EBR Sheriff’s Office: Baker man jumps off U.S. 190 Bridge

The Belle of Baton Rouge casino marine operations team recovered the body of a Baker man who jumped off the U.S. 190 bridge shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday.

East Baton Rouge Parish deputies received a call at 11:08 a.m., when a witness saw Christopher Veals, 43, 1396 Daniels St., Baker, stop his vehicle, get out and jump off the bridge, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said.

The team found the body at 11:27 a.m. in the Mississippi River while the Sheriff’s Office’s Marine Search and Rescue team was en route, Hicks said.