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Nyack, NY - Jumper Up at Tappan Zee Bridge All Lanes Closed

Published on: June 17, 2008 10:35 PM
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Nyack, NY - All southbound lanes of the Tappen Zee Bridge are closed due to a man who had abanded his vehicle mid span and is climbing up the cables of the bridge. New York State Police are on the scene, Fire Departments from Nyack, Tarrytown and Irvington, also Aviation and FD boats with divers are all responding to the scene.

U/D: 10:42pm
The 39-year-old man from Pearl River, has just jumped off the bridge into the Hudson River, numerous FD Marine units and Rockland County Chopper-1 are on the scene searching for the jumper.

U/D: 10:49pm
Marine-5 has located the victim and he is in cardiac arrest and likely to die, CPR is now in progress and EMS is awaiting them at the Westchester side shore.

Expect delays on the bridge due to police activity of the fatal jumper off the bridge.

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 Jun 17, 2008 at 10:56 PM Anonymous Says:

this is sure to make a splash in tomorrows news


 Jun 17, 2008 at 11:07 PM visitor from monsey Says:

how could u make a joke of such a story??


 Jun 17, 2008 at 11:22 PM Anonymous Says:

I wonder if anyone has statistics but it seems that more people jump of of this bridge than any other.


 Jun 17, 2008 at 11:34 PM Anonymous Says:

Do the two updates that are 7 minutes apart indicate that she was in the water for only that amount of time yet she suffered what will be fatal injury from the water?

Does drowning cause cardiac address? Or something else about the jump?


 Jun 17, 2008 at 11:39 PM Monsey Says:

This Is The 4th Jumper Down From The TAPPAN ZEE Bridge This Year


 Jun 18, 2008 at 12:20 AM Anonymous Says:

The impact of the water can kill you instantly


 Jun 18, 2008 at 12:22 AM Monsey Says:

CORRECTION I Think Its The 5th Jumper Down From The TAPPAN ZEE Bridge This Year


 Jun 18, 2008 at 12:47 AM Monsey One Says:

The reason why people choose the tappan zee is because its very close to the water so its not so scarry


 Jun 18, 2008 at 03:03 AM Anonymous Says:

Of one thing we can all be sure, she will not do it again.


 Jun 18, 2008 at 09:28 AM trish Says:

these things happen more frequently during a recession or close one


 Jun 18, 2008 at 09:31 AM dreidel Says:

it seems to me that the bridge is about 20-30 feet above the water. please correct me if i'm wrong.


 Jun 18, 2008 at 11:28 AM Anonymous Says:

The center of the bridge is about 100 ft. a person could die of the impack


 Jun 18, 2008 at 11:34 AM Gefilte Fish Says:

nah, she probabely climbed up to get a good view and chap a smoke. and she went into cardiac arrest and fell down. "smoking kills"


 Jun 18, 2008 at 11:37 AM Anonymous Says:

Maybe he forgot to say taschlich....and fell


 Jun 18, 2008 at 12:31 PM anonymous Says:

it cant be only 20 to 30 feet


 Jun 18, 2008 at 12:38 PM Anonymous Says:

what sort of chinuch leads someone to make jokes about a bar nash that took his/her life??

can you imagine the despair leading to this act?

all those that joke about this are in my eyes, empty people devoid of any yiddishkeit.


 Jun 18, 2008 at 01:38 PM Anonymous Says:

I guess she/he thought you die once she might aswell enjoy it! its a pretty nice place to die, water the view.
and about making fun! its not nice, but look this is what she/he wanted to no?


 Jun 18, 2008 at 02:00 PM Anonymous Says:

They should electrify all the bridges, this way they immediately get zapped, avoiding all the helicopters , divers and gawkers.
In addition it will deter all the "unsures" and attention seekers.
You touch it- goodbye!
Call the Aftermath crew.
Nobody is late for work, the car is impounded,the police chief has a new ride.


 Jun 18, 2008 at 02:04 PM Anonymous Says:

People jump so often that there is a phone on the side of the bridge that connects directly to a hotline. There is a sign that says something like "It's not so bad.".


 Jun 18, 2008 at 02:23 PM Anonymous Says:

Poor person, he/she probably had it real hard that he made a decision on such a fatal mistake.

may the family come over the pain easily.


 Jun 18, 2008 at 02:25 PM Anonymous Says:

and let other people know, that death is not a better choice than life in any case, may it be the "most successful death, it still leads to death", there is no fun down there after death, especially when we know that there is a big din vecheshbon awaiting all..

for a living person there is always a solution, once dead, there is no way back..


 Jun 18, 2008 at 10:21 PM Peacelover Says:

To anon 2:04 pm, The sign says, Life is worth living..but obviously, this perso didnt read the sign b4 jumping...


 Jun 18, 2008 at 10:41 PM Anonymous Says:

My heart goes out to anyone suffering so much that they're willing to go to such lengths to ease the pain.
May there soon come a time when the world will be free of any suffering.


 Jun 18, 2008 at 10:41 PM Anonymous Says:

My heart goes out to anyone suffering so much that they're willing to go to such lengths to ease the pain.
May there soon come a time when the world will be free of any suffering.


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