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Jumper off Goethals Bridge rescued

NEW YORK (AP) — Police have rescued a man who survived an apparent suicide attempt off the Goethals Bridge between Staten Island and New Jersey.

Goethals Bridge
Goethals Bridge (Port Authority of New York and New Jersey)

A spokesman for the Port Authority says the 30-year-old man parked his car on the bridge late Wednesday and jumped off.

Two witnesses saw the man jump and called police at 11:35 p.m.

NYPD harbor unit officers rescued the man and brought him to the Elizabeth, N.J. marina.

The man was alert when he was rescued. He was taken to University Medical Center in Newark for treatment and observation.

New York City firefighters and Port Authority police officers assisted with the rescue.

The man’s car was towed from the bridge.

 

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)

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