Nyack, NY – All southbound lanes of the Tappen Zee Bridge are closed due to a man who had abanded his vehicle mid span and is climbing up the cables of the bridge. New York State Police are on the scene, Fire Departments from Nyack, Tarrytown and Irvington, also Aviation and FD boats with divers are all responding to the scene.
The 39-year-old man from Pearl River, has just jumped off the bridge into the Hudson River, numerous FD Marine units and Rockland County Chopper-1 are on the scene searching for the jumper.
Marine-5 has located the victim and he is in cardiac arrest and likely to die, CPR is now in progress and EMS is awaiting them at the Westchester side shore.
Expect delays on the bridge due to police activity of the fatal jumper off the bridge.