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15 June 2014
State Police investigate apparent suicide from the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Robin H. Benziger
Troop K Commander
Beacon, New York - On June 14, 2014 at approximately 4:30 p.m., The New York State Police from Troop K responded to the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to investigate the report of male subject who was observed jumping from the bridge span.
Subsequent investigation revealed that a male subject was reportedly traveling on the westbound side of the bridge at a low rate of speed before he exited his vehicle and immediately jumped over the railing into the Hudson River.
The New Hamburg Fire Department Water Rescue team aided in the recovery of the lifeless male before he was turned over to the Dutchess County
Medical Examiner's Office.
The victim has tentatively been identified as a 48-year-old Newburgh man. At this time, his name is being withheld at the request of his family.
State Police responded to the bridge and conducted their investigation with the assistance of State Police Aviation, the State Police Scuba Team, the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol, New Hamburg Fire Department Water Rescue Team, the City of Beacon Police Department, and the New York State Bridge Authority.
At this time, State Police are continuing the investigation. More details may be provided as the information becomes available.
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