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Cadaver dogs used for search of chase suspect

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At this point, searchers have given up hope of finding him alive. At this point, searchers have given up hope of finding him alive.
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A search takes a new turn for a man who jumped off a bridge while trying to run from police.

On Thursday, rescue crews called on cadaver dogs in the hopes of locating the body of a man who jumped into the lake five days ago.

Deonta Markey Griffin, 20, led Boaz Police on a high speed chase through Albertville and Guntersville last weekend. Police said he reached the top of the bridge and jumped off.

Nearly a dozen cadaver dogs from SARTEC were called in to use their sensory skills, in hopes of finding some clue as to where Griffin might be.

They searched all day, but found no sign of him.

At this point, searchers have given up hope of finding him alive.

Officers said they saw Griffin attempting to swim to the shore, but he went under and hasn't been seen since.

The Guntersville Rescue Squad plans to resume the dragging operation on Friday.

The dragging operation is subject to the weather. They are unsure how much dragging can be done due to the increased rain chances.

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