Witnesses driving across the Verrazano Bridge said they saw a man jump from the right lane of the Staten Island-bound upper level before 4 p.m. yesterday. The search for the man took several hours and it was unclear if there had actually been a jumper. However, MTA officials did confirm later in the day that there was indeed a jumper, according to SI Live.
The male driver’s identity has not been revealed at this time.
The MTA has attempted to stop the increase of suicides on the bridge by putting up suicide prevention signs which read “Life is Worth Living,” along with contact numbers for suicide prevention agencies.
Emergency response officials searched the waters for several hours but no body has been found yet.