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Two jump to deaths from GWB minutes apart

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: In what appears a tragic coincidence, a man jumped to his death from the upper level of the George Washington Bridge this afternoon moments after another leaped from the lower level, Port Authority police said.

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CVP EXCLUSIVE: A 38-year-old East Rutherford man who jumped to his death from the lower level of the George Washington Bridge yesterday — moments before another man committed suicide from the upper level — had been stopped from doing so by Port Authority police last month at the exact same spot, CLIFFVIEW PILOT has learned. READ MORE….

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The first man pulled his Toyota Sienna over on the eastbound lower level at 4:10 p.m., got out of his car and jumped, the authority’s Joseph Pentangelo told CLIFFVIEW PILOT.

Less than 10 minutes later, the second man pedaled a bicycle to a spot on the upper level, stopped and went over the rail.

The NYPD Harbor Unit recovered one body and the city Fire Department the other. Both were brought to the the 125 th Street boat basin in Manhattan.

PAPD ESU trucks 2 and 7 responded to the bridge.

Authorities who spoke with witnesses initially believe the incidents are unrelated.

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