The Northern Westchester Examiner

State Police Save Man from Jumping Off Bear Mountain Bridge

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On Sunday, July 24 at approximately 10:38 p.m., the New York State Police from Cortlandt responded to the Bear Mountain Bridge for a report of a suicidal person attempting to jump off the bridge.
Once on scene, troopers observed a male subject walking up the suspension cable of the Bear Mountain Bridge. Troopers immediately established a dialogue with the 21-year-old male who was depressed and having thoughts of suicide. Several times throughout the two-hour conversation, the male subject began hanging off of the bridge’s suspension cable. Each time, however, troopers were able to safely talk him back onto the cables.

A rapport was eventually established and the subject agreed to come down from the cables. He was taken into custody and transported to Phelps Memorial Hospital for a mental health evaluation. The subject’s family was notified and responded to the hospital. The New York State Police were assisted by the New York State Park Police and NYS Bridge Authority personnel.

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