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GWB suicide jumper is No. 14 for 2014

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: The body of the 14th suicide jumper from the George Washington Bridge this year was recovered from the Hudson River late this morning.

The 51-year-old man was pulled from the drink at the West 125th Street boat dock after jumping this morning, the Port Authority’s Joseph Pentangelo confirmed.

In addition to the jumps, there have been 52 saves — or “interventions,” as they are called.

There were 15 confirmed GWB suicides and 49 interventions last year.

These came after what is considered a recent GWB record, 18 suicides, that were recorded in 2012 — more than all of the other Hudson and East River crossings combined — following a decade that averaged six per year.

Port Authority police stopped two jumpers a little more than 24 hours apart on the first anniversary of “Bridgegate” earlier this month.

The Port Authority this summer announced plans for a nine-foot, $50 million barrier to deter would-be jumpers, following one planned at the Golden Gate Bridge in California.

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