Cops And Good Samaritan Stop Would-Be Jumper On The Verrazano

Man Attempts jump from Verrazano bridge
Source: Michael LoCascio via Wikimedia Commons

A man’s life was saved by law enforcement officials Tuesday afternoon after attempting to jump off of the Verrazano Bridge.

It all started when a good Samaritan noticed an empty car running idle in the right lane on the west-bound lower level. He reported it to a toll booth clerk who immediately signaled for help.

Officers Jared Reeves and Joseph Dalh, Lieutenant Cheryl DeSetto, Sergeant Michael Chiarelli and bridge worker Guiseppe Bottamico rushed to the scene and saw a man hanging by one arm, dangling nearly 230 feet above the Narrows, according to the New York Daily News.

The team lifted the man back onto the bridge. He was then taken to Staten Island University Hospital-North for care.