• Search continues for teen who jumped in Mississippi River after concert

    By: Courtney Mickens

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Investigators are actively searching for a missing teen who fell in the Mississippi River Friday night.

    MPD said Pace Taylor, 19, was attending the Wide Spread Panic concert on Mud Island.

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    Taylor was seen jumping the barrier wall of the Amphitheater on the banks of the Mississippi River.

    "It's an awful thing," said Zane Turner. "It's bad for our community, but we'll recover."

    Turner said he went to the band's first show on Mud Island, when the incident happened. He told FOX13 it's tough seeing a bad decision end in death. 

    "He's 19," Turner said. "We were all young."

    Police said Taylor then slipped into the river and was seen drifting away from Mud Island.


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    Officers describe Taylor as a male white, 5'7", 170 lbs. He was last seen wearing a ty-dyed shirt with brown shorts.

    FOX13 has reached out to Widespread Panic and Mud Island officials about the incident.

    At this time, Taylor still hasn't been located.

    If you've seen Pace Taylor, please call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.

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