Man Falls to His Death Off George Washington Bridge

By Joe Parziale on February 15, 2013 5:42pm 

  A man fell to his death after hanging from a George Washington Bridge railing Feb. 15, 2013, officials said.
A man fell to his death after hanging from a George Washington Bridge railing Feb. 15, 2013, officials said.
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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A man fell to his death off the George Washington Bridge Friday afternoon, authorities said.

Fire officials received a call at 3:48 p.m. that the man had been hanging from the railing on the bridge's south walkway and was in danger of falling, a spokesman said. At 4:01 p.m., the spokesman said, firefighters arrived to find the man had already fallen.

The man was pronounced dead, a spokesman for the Port Authority said.

It was not immediately clear if any criminality was suspected.

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