Authorities say a man and a woman have died after they plunged from the upper level of the George Washington Bridge into the Hudson River.

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Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo says workers on the lower level saw something go past them toward the water around 11:20 a.m. Monday.

Then they looked over the edge and saw two people in the river.

Rescue workers retrieved the pair from the river shortly after noon. They were taken to a Manhattan hospital, but neither survived.

They were not carrying identification. They were believed to be around 40 years old.

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