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Man jumps from GWB, woman stopped one minute later

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: In a bizarre coincidence, a woman was prevented from jumping from the George Washington Bridge last night — exactly a minute after a man went over the side and into the Hudson.

The woman stopped her car midspan headed from New York to New Jersey, got out, climbed onto the north walkway and headed for the railing, the Port Authority’s Joseph Pentangelo told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

Two good Samaritans stopped their cars, then rushed over and grabbed the woman before she could jump, Pentangelo said.

Port Authority police were called at 7:06 p.m. — exactly a minute after they received a call from several witnesses who said they saw a man walking east jump from the south walkway near the New Jersey tower.

The 29-year-old man, who left a backpack on the walkway, was spotted floating in the Hudson River, Pentangelo said.

The woman who nearly jumped was taken into custody and brought to a New York City hospital. Pentangelo said she was carrying a small amount of heroin.

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