As of Wednesday afternoon, authorities were still searching for a missing Pine Bluff man on the Mississippi River, according to Helena-West Helena police. 28-year-old Damarea Brian Keith Tyler of Pine Bluff was identified as the driver of a vehicle that was found empty, but still running on the Helena bridge.
On Tuesday afternoon, officers were called to the Helena Bridge between Phillips County, Arkansas, and Coahoma County, Mississippi regarding an unoccupied vehicle. They found an empty SUV still running with the lights on and the driver's door open.
Investigators found that Tyler was the driver of the vehicle. Information was given to the department that he was possibly wearing blue jean pants, no shoes, and no shirt.
Helena-West Helena Police Department Investigators, along with Phillips County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and the Helena-West Helena Fire Department conducted a search on the Mississippi River for Tyler.
The investigation is still considered a missing persons investigation at this time, according to the Helena-West Helena police.
Tyler is described as 5-foot-8 approximately 150 pounds. If anyone has any information as to his whereabouts, they should contact the Helena-West Helena Police Department at 870-572-3441.