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Sunrise jumper becomes 10th GWB suicide of 2015

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UPDATE: The body of a 40-something woman who jumped from the George Washington Bridge early this morning was pulled from the Hudson River — the 10th confirmed suicide this year, authorities said.

A passing bicyclist alerted police after the woman plunged to the water around 5:40 a.m., barely a few minutes after sunrise, the Port Authority’s Joseph Pentangelo told CLIFFVIEW PILOT.

Her body was brought to a dock in Edgewater, Pentangelo said.

She wasn’t carrying identification and no vehicle was found left behind at the bridge, he added.

GWB suicide jumps this year have averaged two per week — not counting a report of a jumper that Port Authority police said they haven’t yet confirmed (SEE: Authorities investigate report of GWB jump).

Projected over the year that comes to 26, a 44% increase over last year’s 18 and likely the most ever from the span.

Port Authority police have also stopped 26 people from jumping, Pentangelo said.

Nine reports of jumpers proved unfounded, he said.

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