COLUMBIA — The Missouri State Water Patrol has called off Friday's recovery effort for John Paul Forget.
Forget, a 20-year-old college student from Chesterfield, is believed to have fallen into the Missouri River from a bridge on Interstate 70 on Tuesday night.
The Water Patrol called off its recovery effort at 3:25 p.m. Friday and will likely resume the search for Forget on Saturday morning, communications operator Latrise Wilson said.
Forget, a sophomore at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., was traveling east on I-70 with two others when their car crashed on the bridge. After getting out to inspect the damage, Forget was nearly struck by a tractor-trailer. He is believed to have fallen from the bridge while trying to avoid the truck.