Crews search Hudson River after man jumps from Bear Mountain Bridge

State police say an 81-year-old man from Yorktown Heights parked his car along Route 9-D and walked three-quarters of the bridge before jumping. (6/16/14)

FORT MONTGOMERY - First responders searched the Hudson River this morning for the person who was seen jumping off of the Bear Mountain Bridge.

Police say a woman called 911 after witnessing a man jump off the span at around 8 p.m. Sunday night.

State police say an 81-year-old man from Yorktown Heights parked his car along Route 9-D and walked three-quarters of the bridge before jumping.

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Crews in the air and on the water searched for the man’s body, which has not yet been recovered.

The man’s name is not being released.

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