2017-04-26 / Front Page

Bizarre twist in Hudson search for Bear Mountain Bridge jumper

Updated with new info
Eric Gross

A bizarre twist took place Thursday afternoon when emergency responders scouring the Hudson River in search of a woman who jumped to her death from the span on Wednesday evening found a body – but the remains were those of a man.

Authorities said the victim, who was not identified, was believed to have been an individual reported missing from his Spring Valley home in Rockland County last month.

The woman’s leap was discovered by New York State Park Police when reviewing a surveillance video of the bridge.

Putnam Commissioner of Emergency Services Tony Sutton said the Continental Village FD searched the area for several hours Wednesday evening and returned again on Thursday. The Yorktown FD Scuba Diving team is also involved in the search as are members of the Westchester County Department of Public Safety.

Police have not identified the missing woman but sources told the PCNR she is believed to also be a resident of Spring Valley.

The search for the jumper continues on Friday.

Earlier story, midday Thursday:

Emergency responders are scouring the Hudson River in search of a woman who apparently jumped to her death from the span Wednesday evening. 

Authorities said the woman’s leap was discovered by New York State Park Police when reviewing a surveillance video of the bridge.

Putnam Commissioner of Emergency Services Tony Sutton said the Continental Village FD searched the area for several hours Wednesday evening and returned again on Thursday. The Yorktown FD Scuba Diving team is also involved in the search as are members of the Westchester County Department of Public Safety.

Earlier this month a man jumped to his death from the bridge.

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