Police Searching For Person Believed To Have Jumped From Tappan Zee Bridge

Police are searching for a person believed to have jumped from the Tappan Zee Bridge early Thursday morning.

Police received reports at 12:30 a.m. that a person had jumped from the bridge. A car was found abandoned on the Rockland-bound side of the bridge, The Journal News reported.

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The Rockland County Sheriff’s Office marine unit, along with the Nyack Fire Department boat, and Tarrytown Fire Department, assisted with the search. The search was called off around 2 am but resumed this morning, according to News 12 Weschester.

The identity of the jumper is not currently known. State police believe it could be a 36-year-old man from Irvington who told his family he was going to kill himself, according to News 12 Westchester.

Last week, a woman was talked down from jumping for the Tappan Zee Bridge. The state trooper who talked her down had similarly convinced a man not to jump from the bridge just a year before that.

During the planning stages of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, it was announced that stainless steel netting would be implemented to thwart jumpers

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