Man dies in Hudson off Harrison Street

A man drowned after jumping into the river at Harrison on Tuesday night; witnesses saw him take off his clothes and called 911 right away. J. sent this picture of the police response to an event in the river, which is how I knew to ask the NYPD about the incident. The highway was closed for an hour during the response.

From the NYPD: “On Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at approximately 2300 hours, a 36-year-old male was observed by passers-by removing clothing and jumping into the Hudson River at Harrison Street and West Street, within the confine of the 1st Precinct. NYPD and FDNY divers entered the water and removed the submerged male, to which EMS transported him to NY Downtown Hospital; he was pronounced deceased at the hospital shortly thereafter.”

As always, I will use this as a PSA for the teenagers in our lives, now that summer is here: there are not a lot of ways out of the Hudson River, once you go in. There are no ladders or stairs up the bulkhead. Obviously I do not know the circumstances here, but this is the third incident in the past year, that we know of.