UPDATE: Authorities said a man who jumped from the George Washington Bridge over the weekend after rescuers spent more than an hour trying to talk him down was from Montvale.
Montvale police got a call to do a security check on the distraught 50-year-old man just before 2:30 yesterday afternoon, but by then he’d made it to the bridge and climbed onto a southern rail, police sources told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
Officers trained in talking to potential jumpers had him engaged for more than an hour, the authority’s Joseph Pentangelo said. A friend who was there also tried to help, he said.
Eventually, the man jumped.
As of early this afternoon, a body hadn’t been recovered, Pentangelo said. No car was found on the bridge, he said.
CLIFFVIEW PILOT PHOTO: Maria Rodriguez
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