NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A man pulled alive from New York Harbor on Friday morning after he apparently jumped from the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge later died at a hospital, authorities said amid a report he was a corrections officer.
The 38-year-old man was found in the water by emergency responders after the plunge was reported just after 6:30 a.m.
Witnesses told police that the man parked his car in the eastbound lanes of the bridge and then jumped into the water below.
The FDNY said EMS responded to the U.S. Coast Guard base at Fort Wadsworth after someone plummeted from the bridge.
Citizen App video shows emergency responders in the water near the bridge on a foggy morning.
NYPD divers and members of the Coast Guard removed the man from the water alive, according to officials.
He was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital North in Ocean Breeze in critical condition but later died from his injuries, police said.
A source told the Staten Island Advance that the man was an off-duty corrections officer, though it's unclear if he worked for the city or state.
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