Police Investigate Apparent Suicide from Bear Mountain Bridge
The search continues for a man after officials say he jumped off the Bear Mountain Bridge in an apparent suicide attempt.
On Sunday around 6:30 p.m., New York State Police from the Cortlandt barracks were dispatched to the Bear Mountain Bridge for a report of a man who had jumped from the center of the bridge span.
An investigation indicated that an unnamed 27-year-old man from Pomona stopped his vehicle in the driving lane and jumped over the southern railing of the bridge span into the Hudson River.
Police say they found identification of the Rockland man in his car which was left at the scene. Because a body hasn't been found authorities can't confirm who jumped off the bridge.
State Police are utilizing SCUBA resources and side-scan sonar to locate the victim at this time.
The investigation into the apparent suicide is ongoing.
The State Police were assisted by the Rockland County Sheriff’s Department, New York State Park Police, Continental Village Fire Department, and Fort Montgomery Fire Department.