UPDATE: A 23-year-old Wall Township 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.
Witnesses said she “scaled the fence after removing her shoes and jumped from midspan around 4:30 [p.m.] after walking west from the New York side,” the Port Authority’s Joseph Pentangelo told CLIFFVIEW PILOT tonight.
PAPD officers responding from the New Jersey side recovered her shoes, Pentangelo said.
The NYPD Harbor Patrol was searching for her as night fell.
It was the sixth GWB suicide and the fourth since April 14. For accounts of the three previous April GWB suicides: CLICK HERE
Eighteen people jumped to their deaths from the span last year (one every 20 days), in addition to 74 “interventions” in which Port Authority police talked someone down or away from the ledge.
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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