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Second GWB jumper in less than 24 hours carried backpack, no ID

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo

UPDATE: A 30-something Asian woman who jumped to her death from the George Washington Bridge this morning — the 8th person to do so this year and second in less than 24 hours — wasn’t carrying identification, Port Authority police said.

A witness reported seeing the woman jump around 11:20 a.m. from the closed north walkway, the authority’s Joseph Pentangelo told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

Responding Port Authority police officers could see her and her backpack in the water, he said.

The NYPD Harbor Patrol Unit removed the body and pack 10 minutes later and brought them to the Dyckman Boat Basin in the Bronx, Pentangelo said.

The woman was pronounced dead at New York Presbyterian- Allen Pavillion at 12:08 p.m., he said.

There were 18 suicides from the bridge all of last year.

Last month, there were four in nine days ( see below ).

Yesterday, a 22-year-old Asian honor student from Minneapolis who was about to be graduated flew to New York City hours before she jumped to her death from the GWB. READ MORE….

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APRIL 30: A 21-year-old woman who authorities said jumped from the George Washington Bridge late this afternoon after leaving a note became the fourth GWB suicide in the past nine days and third in five. READ MORE….

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A PUBLISHER WRITES: The Port Authority’s plans for a nine-foot, $50 million barrier to deter would-be jumpers from the George Washington Bridge is beyond welcomed. READ MORE….

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