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Man in fatal plunge from Manhattan Bridge

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | A man reportedly leaped to his death from the Manhattan Bridge on Sun., May 14, around 10 a.m.

He was said to have been spotted climbing over the bridge’s pedestrian path before landing on the southbound roadway of the F.D.R. Drive.

(Photo by Roger Bultot)

Police did not immediately release his identity.

A Grand Street resident who has a view of the river previously told The Village Sun that suicides off the East River bridges do happen sporadically. Police generally do not publicize the incidents, though, for fear of sparking copycat jumpers.

If your life or someone else’s is in imminent danger, please call 911. If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call 988. New York State has partnered with Crisis Text Line, an anonymous texting service available 24/7. Starting a conversation is easy. Text GOT5 to 741741.

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  1. Sandy Sandy May 16, 2023

    You were loved, Brian. If anyone is considering death by suicide, know that you aren’t alone. Tell someone. Call the 988 suicide hotline.

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