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.

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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