Update: The bodies of the missing King brothers have been found in the Genesse River.
David King, 54 and Michael King, 46, were attempting to jump a 15 foot gap between the freeways when they fell 100 feet to their deaths.
Two brothers are missing after last being seen on a highway bridge and now authorities believe they may have accidently falling off.
Daniel King told the Rochester police that he drove his brothers, David King, 54, and Michael King, 46, of Batavia, New York to Interstate 390 in Rochester, New York where David had left his car after a minor accident.
The state police had stopped David on February 19, after he was reported to be driving recklessly and hit a guard rail. He left his car on the bridge and the deputies took him to Strong Memorial Hospital. He signed himself out and called Daniel to come pick him up.
All three of the brothers went back to where David’s car was, but they were on the opposite side of I-390, so David and Michael had to jump across a barrier that separates the northbound and southbound lanes to get to David’s car. Daniel said he last saw his brothers jumping over the barrier around 9:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Authorities believe that the brothers may have fallen through a gap between the northbound and southbound lanes on the highway bridge and fell into the Genessee River below, reports WIBV news.
The area where the brothers were jumping is about 100 feet above the river and there is a gap about 12-to 15 feet wide.
Air and ground searches were done on Sunday and scuba and boat teams are searching the river today.
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