Poughkeepsie Town Firefighters answered to experiences of a jumper from the Mid-Hudson Bridge Thursday morning.
Town hearth Leader Mark. W Johnson mentioned firefighters from his division together with the Highland Fireplace Division and state police, together with boats and helicopters, answered to a decision at 10:51 a.m. for a jumper from the mid-span at the north facet of the suspension bridge which carries U.S. Direction 44/State Direction 55 around the Hudson River from Highland to Poughkeepsie.
Johnson mentioned in keeping with safety digital camera photos firefighters imagine anyone jumped off the span, however they have got no longer recovered a sufferer from the river as of Thursday afternoon. He mentioned they didn’t know if the sufferer had pushed or walked onto the bridge earlier than leaping.
Johnson admitted that if the sufferer isn’t recovered within the first 15-20 mins after leaping off the bridge, it may well be months earlier than they may be able to be recovered. “Particularly on this climate,” he mentioned.