New York State Police in Westchester County spared a 21-year-old man Sunday night from bouncing off of the Bear Mountain Bridge over the Hudson River.
Troopers on the scene began conversing with the man who they discovered strolling up a link on the suspension span. The street is roughly150 feet over the water; the most noteworthy point on the bridge is 366 feet over the water.
The man told police he was discouraged and having contemplations of suicide.
A few times all through the 2-hour discussion, the man started hanging off of the extension’s suspension link. Every time, be that as it may, the troopers could securely talk him back onto the cables.
A compatibility was in the end built up and the man consented to descend from the links, state police said. He was taken into care and transported to Phelps Memorial Hospital for a psychological wellness assessment, state police said.
The man’s family was told and reacted to the hospital. State police were helped by the state Park Police and the state Bridge Authority personnel.