Contact Us
Pascack Valley Daily Voice serves Emerson, Hillsdale, Montvale, Park Ridge, River Vale, Washington Township, Westwood & Woodcliff Lake
Return to your home site

Menu

Pascack Valley Daily Voice serves Emerson, Hillsdale, Montvale, Park Ridge, River Vale, Washington Township, Westwood & Woodcliff Lake

Nearby Towns

  • Northern Highlands
    serves Allendale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River & Waldwick
  • Northern Valley
    serves Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan & Rockleigh
  • Paramus
    serves Oradell, Paramus & River Edge
DV Pilot police & fire

Man, 50, who jumped from GWB after hour-long talk was from Montvale

Photo Credit: Maria Rodriguez

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

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Pascack Valley Daily Voice!

Serves Emerson, Hillsdale, Montvale, Park Ridge, River Vale, Washington Township, Westwood & Woodcliff Lake

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.