On Saturday, August 4, the New York State Police at Cortlandt, along with New York State Park Police responded to the area of the Bear Mountain Bridge in the Town of Cortlandt, regarding a suspicious vehicle report. Investigation at the scene revealed that the vehicle was abandoned by an individual who then proceeded to jump from the mid-span of the Bear Mountain Bridge the previous morning, August 3, at around 7:23 a.m. A State Police helicopter and K-9 unit also responded to assist. On Sunday, August 5, the victim was observed floating in the Hudson River, just north of the bridge. The victim was recovered with the aid of the Fort Montgomery Fire Department Marine Unit. The victim was removed from the scene to the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office. The victim’s identity is not being released pending confirmation of his identity.
Any witnesses who may who observed anything suspicious or unusual in the area of the Bridge on Friday morning are asked at contact the State Police at Cortlandt at 914-737-7171.