Monday, October 20, 2008

Man leaps to death from V-N

Could this be my lucky day?

I guess I'll have to wait with baited breath for updates...

Oh wait -- he's not in his 60's ehhh I can hope they made a minor (only a few years) mistake...

Man leaps to death from V-N

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A man in his 60s ended his life yesterday by jumping off the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, police said.

The apparent suicide was the third such incident at the Verrazano this year and the fifth since last November.

The jumper's identity was not released because his family had not yet been notified last night, but police and witnesses said the incident occurred at 1:53 p.m.

"I didn't know if it was a person or something else falling," said Franco Frassetti, a wedding photographer who had been at Fort Wadsworth scouting locations for a photo shoot when he saw the shadowy figure drop off the bridge into the water.

He said he called 9-1-1 and in what seemed like less than a minute, police, firefighters and rescue units had swarmed to the scene. Police said the man was dead on arrival.

"It floated down that way," he said, motioning along the shoreline. "They came and fished something out."

Last night's apparent suicide marks the third man to jump from the Verrazano this year.

On Aug. 3, a 48-year-old jumper survived for about an hour after he hit the water, then succumbed to massive head trauma.

On Sept. 21, a Brooklyn man jumped into New York Harbor from the bridge tower closest to Brooklyn.

In November of 2007, two people took a fatal jump off the Verrazano within two weeks of one another.

The Brooklyn victim and the man who jumped yesterday did so despite the installation of "emergency phones" linked to a suicide prevention hotline. The MTA installed the devices in August.

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Ehhh today wasn't my lucky day (snap) Oh well maybe next time...

In all seriousness.. what the heck could have made this successful man jump?

Things that make ya go hmmmm...

Man who jumped off bridge was co-owner of Staten Island bar - Staten Island Real-Time News -

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am with you on this Louise. It's terrible and wrong I know; but every Monday morning I think to myself this might the morning my ex has a heart attack. (most heart attacks occur statistically on Monday morning to men his age)

It's really about self preservation. When you have been abused by the legal system like we have; you just want it to stop, to stop the torture.