Two nude individuals—a man and woman—jumped from the Tappan Zee Bridge and into the Hudson River this morning just before 9:15 a.m.
The woman, who police said was in her late 20s, perished after the jump and was pronounced dead at the scene. The man, who is in his 40s, lived. He has been transported to and is reportedly in critical condition.
State Police said the two were together and arrived on the bridge in the same car. Police also said both were naked when they jumped from the roof of a Chevy Tahoe.
The jump occurred in the south-bound lanes of the bridge, closer to the Westchester side of the span. The incident was first reported by contractors working on the bridge for the State of New York.
The contractor, Tutor Perini, had a boat in the water which picked up both individuals and shuttled them to the Rockland side of the water in Nyack.
Emergency rescuers from Tarrytown, Nyack and Piermont responded, along with County and State Police units.
The names of both individuals involved are being withheld pending notification of relatives.
This is the third incident this year involving jumpers from the bridge. The state has tried to prevent people from making attempts by installing distress phones, along the span, at a cost of more than $5 million.
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