A 32-year-old man jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday morning – but miraculously survived the 135-foot plunge, authorities said.
The unidentified emotionally disturbed man walked to the middle of the iconic span’s pedestrian pathway and climbed across the Manhattan-bound roadway before leaping at around 9:15 a.m., cops said.
Officer Rosario Roccasalvo and Officer Eugene Bebenista of the NYPD’s Harbor Unit were patrolling by boat off the shores of Brooklyn when they saw man wearing all-black fall from the bridge and land feet first into in the bone-chilling 40-degree water.
The cops made their way over to the man and fished him out of the water by throwing him a rescue line and pulling him into the boat to safety. Read the full story at the NY Post.