Troopers Talk Down Jumper

Save 21-year-old on Bear Mountain Bridge

New York State Police troopers talked down a Cortlandt man who threatened about 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, to jump from the Bear Mountain Bridge. The troopers arrived on the scene to find a 21-year-old man walking up the suspension cable.

After a two-hour conversation, during which the man said he was depressed and considering suicide, he began hanging off the cable but officers persuaded him to stop. A rapport was eventually established and the man agreed to come down. He was taken to Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow for evaluation. The state police were assisted by the New York State Park Police and the New York State Bridge Authority personnel.

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