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Man dies after jumping off the Whitestone Bridge during the morning rush hour – QNS.com

Man dies after jumping off the Whitestone Bridge during the morning rush hour

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A man lost his life after plunging 135 feet from the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge early on Tuesday morning.

According to police, a man jumped off the Bronx side of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge just before 7 a.m. on April 10.

NYPD Harbor Units retrieved the victim and brought him to a nearby dock. EMS responded to the scene and transported the man to Flushing Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8 a.m.

Police withheld the man’s identity, pending family notification. An investigation is ongoing.

Traffic on the bridge and the Whitestone Expressway was snarled while NYPD and FDNY units responded to the incident.

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