A suicidal woman was hospitalized after jumping from a bridge early Tuesday night in Ho-Ho-Kus.
Passerby Jack Sedlak said he spoke with the 54-year-old Ridgewood woman and directed rescuers to her after she plunged 50 or so feet from the Warren Avenue bridge over the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook just off Brookside Avenue shortly before 6 p.m.
They needed a Stokes basket to hoist the victim up the embankment to a waiting ambulance before she was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with lower extremity injuries.
Boyd A. Loving took the photo and contributed to this article.
HERO: Route 46 was closed down and an air mattress was inflated beneath a New Jersey overpass as police tried to convince a troubled 15-year-old not to jump.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Or text CONNECT to 741-741. You are not alone.
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