Silver Alert issued for 7-month-old after father jumps from Connecticut bridge

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Aaden Moreno, 7 months old, was nowhere to be found after his father jumped from a bridge in Middletown, Conn., on July 6, 2015. (Photo: FOX CT)

Aaden Moreno, 7 months old, was nowhere to be found after his father jumped from a bridge in Middletown, Conn., on July 6, 2015. (Photo: Middletown Police Department)

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — A Silver Alert has been issued for a 7-month-old boy who has not been seen since his father jumped from a bridge in Connecticut Sunday night, authorities said.

Missing Aaden Moreno is 28 inches tall and weighs about 23 pounds, the Middletown Police Department said Monday, announcing that a Silver Alert was in effect for the boy. He was last seen wearing black pants and a white shirt with black stripes and a picture of Mickey Mouse.

Someone called 911 about 11:45 p.m. Sunday to say that the boy’s father threatened to jump from Middletown’s Arrigoni Bridge, which has 89 feet of clearance beneath it. When officers arrived, they saw Tony Moreno, 22, leap from the span into the Connecticut River below, police said.

Rescue teams pulled Moreno from the water and rushed him to the hospital, where he is listed in serious condition, police said.

The caller who reported Moreno’s suicide threats said they thought baby Aaden may be with his father. However, officers who witnessed the 22-year-old jump did not see a baby.

Divers continued scouring the river Monday as State Police issued the Silver Alert for Aaden, PIX11 News’ sister station FOX CT reports.

Anyone with information in the case is urged to call the Middletown Police Department at 860-638-4000.