Man dies after jumping off Bayonne Bridge

The Port Authority Police Department is investigating

The man who jumped off the Bayonne Bridge on March 27 has died. He was pulled out of the Kill van Kull beneath the bridge after what appears to be a suicide, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Bayonne Fire Department Deputy Chief Bill Bartos said that first responders were dispatched to the Bayonne Bridge at 1:59 p.m. on a report of a jumper. Units found a tugboat in the Kill van Kull, just east of the bridge pulling someone aboard.

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Bayonne Fire Boat Marine 1 pulled aside the tug and transferred the man to their boat, Bartos said. Firefighters provided medical care as they headed toward the boat launch at 16th Street Park, where they were met by EMS.

The incident drew a large response from multiple agencies, including the BFD, Bayonne Police Department, McCabe EMS, the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management, the New York Police Department, NYPD Aviation, the Fire Department of New York, and the Port Authority Police Department.

The Port Authority Police Department is conducting the investigation. The man’s identity was not released.

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