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GWB Driver Leaves Car, Note Before Fatal Leap

NYPD Harbor Unit
NYPD Harbor Unit Photo Credit: Jerry DeMarco

A motorist stopped on the lower level of the New Jersey-bound George Washington Bridge, got out and jumped into the Hudson River on Sunday, authorities said.

Police spotted the victim south of the bridge around 4:20 p.m., a little over a half-hour after responding and finding a note with his Toyota RAV 4, which a witness said was parked in the far-right lane with its emergency flashers on.

All lanes of the westbound lower level were closed.

Members of the Port Authority Police Emergency Services Unit and the NYPD Aviation and Harbor units were among the responders.

The Harbor Unit retrieved the body and brought it to Ross Dock in Fort Lee for the official death pronouncement.

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