Police and firefighters searched into the night Wednesday for a man who had jumped from the Chestnut Street bridge into the Schuylkill without success.

Police said the man was seen jumping from the bridge about 4:50 p.m. Two other men entered the water to try to save him, but the man, who appeared to be homeless, refused their help and disappeared in the water.

Police divers called off the search after it became dark. They were to resume their search Thursday morning.

- Robert Moran