Friday, May 19, 2017




Body of jumper off Newburgh-Beacon Bridge recovered from Hudson

NEWBURGH – The body of a man, who jumped off the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, was recovered from the Hudson River around 8 a.m. Friday.
Newburgh City firefighters located and recovered the body, a fire official said.

It is believed the man jumped around 4:13 a.m. and the body was located about three miles north of the bridge.

State Police at East Fishkill said the 23-year-old Wappinger resident is reported to have stopped his car in the mid-span eastbound lanes and jumped.

Also assisting in the search were fire department vessels from Middle Hope, Cornwall-on-Hudson and West Point.

The incident remains under investigation and witnesses are asked to call the State Police BCI in Wappinger at 845-677-7300.



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