Firefighter saves suicidal woman from jumping off Route 46 bridge
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS — An off-duty firefighter talked down a woman who was standing on a concrete barrier over a busy highway Wednesday afternoon.
Joey Fehl told the Daily Voice of Ridgefield Park-Hasbrouck Heights he used his own life experience to talk to the 24-year-old woman on the Route 46 bridge over Route 17.
The woman explained to Fehl that she had given birth to a stillborn baby and her boyfriend, who thought she was cheating, had suggested she kill herself, according to the Daily Voice.
When Fehl told the woman he was a firefighter from Palisades Park and not a cop, she stepped down onto a guard rail.
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