New York State Police helicopter flies above the Hudson River by the Peekskill waterfront. (Photo: Riccardo Suarez)
A New York State Police helicopter flies above the Hudson River by the Peekskill waterfront. (Photo: Riccardo Suarez)

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New York State and Westchester County police aviation units are in the skies over the Hudson River near Peekskill early Tuesday evening after an individual was captured on video jumping off of the Bear Mountain Bridge around 2:15 p.m., according to a first responder on the scene. It is unknown if the individual was a male or a female.

When asked why a jumper caught on video around 2:15 p.m. was not noticed until several hours later, a source said the following:

“Troopers normally find a subject’s vehicle on the bridge and then replay the tapes. If nobody saw the person jump, it could take hours until they find out.”

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First responders at the Peekskill waterfront, as of 6:30 p.m., include Peekskill EMS, Yorktown Swim and Dive Team, Continental Village Fire Department, Westchester County Battalion 17 and the Verplanck Marine Unit.

We will update this story as information becomes available.

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