Teenager Survives Jump From George Washington Bridge

By Test Reporter on April 13, 2010 8:09am | Updated on April 13, 2010 8:18am

A teenager jumped 200-feet off of the George Washington Bridge on Monday night and is now in critical condition.
A teenager jumped 200-feet off of the George Washington Bridge on Monday night and is now in critical condition.
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By Olivia Scheck

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

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.

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