Teenager Survives Jump From George Washington Bridge
By Test Reporter on April 13, 2010 8:09am |
By Olivia Scheck
MANHATTAN — A teenager survived a 200-foot jump off of the George Washington bridge Monday night, in what appears to have been a failed suicide attempt, the New York Post reported.
The teen, now in critical condition, jumped at 11:45 p.m., wearing only socks and underwear, before being rescued by the NYPD scuba team, the paper said.
He was brought back to dry land near West 125th Street and taken to St. Luke's Hospital, according to the Post.
While incredible, the teenager's survival is not unprecedented. A 28-year-old former water polo star swam to shore after jumping from the George Washington Bridge last November.