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Man Jumps To Death From GWB Lower Level

Morning on the GWB
Morning on the GWB Photo Credit: CLIFFVIEW PILOT

FORT LEE, N.J. -- The body of a man who jumped from the George Washington Bridge early Wednesday was recovered just after 7:30 a.m, authorities said.

The 30-something man was taken to Pier 125 in Manhattan after jumping from the westbound level at 7:10 a.m., the authority's Joseph Pentangelo said.

NYC EMS pronounced him dead at the pier at 7:48 a.m., he said.

"An unattended Toyota believed to have been driven by the man was left on the westbound lower level roadway," Pentangelo said.

He became the 14th GWB suicide jumper this year and the third since the installation of a suicide-prevention fence on the upper level's southbound side began.

18 people jumped each of the previous two years.

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