Brooklyn Bridge Jumper Survives

As I was taking a stroll along the Promenade this afternoon I noticed two police helicopters, one hovering overhead and the other making slow circuits around the Brooklyn Bridge. At the Brooklyn Bridge Park entrance at the foot of Old Fulton Street I found fire and police vehicles and ambulances (photo). I asked a bystander what had happened; he said, “Man in water.” The Post reports that the as yet unidentified man survived a jump from the Brooklyn Bridge and, after being pulled from the water by waiting authorities, was taken to Bellevue Hospital for evaluation.

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  • Wally O’Keefe

    Tarzan, is that you again?

  • Arch Stanton

    Steve Brodie, not Tarzan?

  • Susan O’Doherty

    Why is this funny? A desperate person tried to end his life

  • Reggie

    The story appears (new headline, “survive” still in the URL) to have been updated. Final sentence: “He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital and declared dead on arrival, police told The Post.”

  • Jorale-man

    Awful. I don’t know why they can’t secure the bridge to keep people from getting near the edge. Or putting nets strategically under it. This happens a little too frequently.