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Search to resume Thursday for man missing in Toronto's Humber River

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    Thursday, May 30, 2013, 8:39 AM -

    A man in his 20s was swept into Toronto's Humber River on Wednesday while trying to rescue his dog that fell into the water.

    A witness said she saw the man jump in the river after his dog.

    Emergency workers searched the area near Lawrence Avenue and Weston Road extensively, but were unable to find the man. 

    To ensure the safety of emergency workers, the search was suspended at about 9 pm. Toronto fire officials say search efforts will resume Thursday. 

    Police and firefighters were alerted shortly after the man fell in Wednesday evening and began searching the river by boat. 

    Platoon chief Jim Slobodian said a dog was rescued safely, but searchers who walked along both banks of the river were unable to find anything. 

    Earlier Wednesday, Toronto and Region Conservation had issued a flood warning, urging people to stay away from rivers that have become swollen due to heavy rain. 

    Officials say water levels are high and currents are strong, so people should remain a safe distance from any waterways. 

    With files from The Canadian Press

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