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UPDATE: Garden State Parkway 'Bridge Jumper' Turns Out To Be Skateboarders

Driscoll Bridge carries traffic along the Garden State Parkway over the Raritan River in Woodbridge.
Driscoll Bridge carries traffic along the Garden State Parkway over the Raritan River in Woodbridge. Photo Credit: Google Maps

UPDATED: Police, firefighters and EMS crews were called for a water rescue along the Garden State Parkway in Middlesex County on a report of a bridge jumper, authorities said.

It turns out that a motorist mistook a skateboarder for a jumper, according to New Jersey State Police.

First responders arrived at the Driscoll Bridge in Woodbridge about 5 p.m., according to initial reports. 

A boat from Perth Amboy also was requested to assist in the water search of the Raritan River, reports said.

"Nobody actually jumped,'" Sgt. Philip Curry, a NJ state police spokesman said Thursday night. "There were a bunch of skateboarders nearby." 

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