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NYC Man Dies After Jumping Into Harlem River

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A man died Saturday after jumping into the Harlem River, officials said.

The FDNY and NYPD water units were deployed around 12:25 a.m. after reports of a person in the river near the northern edge of the 25-acre Roberto Clemente State Park in The Bronx, police said.

“He jumped into the Harlem River,” a department spokeswoman said Saturday afternoon.

A man was killed on Saturday after jumping into the Harlem River.
A man was killed on Saturday after jumping into the Harlem River.
John Curtis Rice
The FDNY and NYPD water units were deployed around 12:25 a.m. after reports of a person in the river near the northern edge of the 25-acre Roberto Clemente State Park in The Bronx, police said.
The man’s body was recovered from the water and taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
BRIGITTE STELZER

The man, who was not immediately identified, was taken from the river to shore, police said.

A waiting ambulance rushed him to New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, an NYPD spokeswoman said.

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