Man who jumped from Kingston-Rhinecliff bridge was from Red Hook

From Dutchess County Sheriff's Office:

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation into an apparent suicide at the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, which occurred at approximately 2:40 pm on 1/1/20.

On the above date and time Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the bridge in response to a 911 dispatch for a report of someone who had jumped over the side and into the Hudson River. Upon arrival a person was observed in the water close to the bridge, and witnesses were reporting that they observed a male park his car and then jump over the side. The person was removed from the water with the assistance of the Ulster Hose Company Fire boat, and once removed it was confirmed that they were deceased.

The deceased has been identified as a 29-year-old male from Red Hook, and no further details will be provided at this time due to the sensitive nature of his death. At this time the investigation is continuing, no criminal involvement is suspected, and the death is believed to be a suicide. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Dutchess County Medical Examiner, New York State Police, Town of Ulster Police, Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Bridge Authority, Rhinecliff Fire Department, Northern Dutchess Paramedics, and Ulster Hose Company.

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