Police Investigate Bridge Death

Man apparently jumped Aug. 3

The New York State Police are investigating an apparent suicide on Friday (Aug. 3) on the Bear Mountain Bridge.

After investigating a vehicle on Aug. 4 that had been abandoned near midspan, police apparently reviewed surveillance video that revealed a man jumping from the bridge the previous morning at 7:23 a.m.

A body was recovered from the Hudson River on Aug. 5 north of the bridge. The victim’s identity is not being released pending confirmation of his identity.

Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious or unusual on the bridge on the morning of Aug. 3 is asked at contact the State Police at 914-737-7171.

If you or someone you know are in crisis or need to talk, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

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