A man swimming in the Red River in Grand Forks just before the noon hour touched off the search for a woman also believed to be in the water.

The man was sitting on the bank of the river when officers arrived.

The 54-year-old was taken to Altru.

A woman claimed she believed a female had also entered the river.

Officials conducted a search but there was no evidence to indicate anyone else had entered the water.

The search was suspended around 12:45.