Monday, September 01, 2014 - 2:48:43 PM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

Police: Leap from 201 Bridge was Apparent Suicide

Police tell us that a woman who apparently jumped off the Route 201 Bridge onto the ice of the Susquehanna River Tuesday afternoon has died.

Johnson City Police are investigating the incident as a suicide. Dispatchers say they received multiple calls of someone falling onto the ice shortly before 2:00pm Tuesday afternoon.

When rescuers responded she was found unconscious. The Johnson City Fire Department used its air boat to skim across the ice and retrieve the woman.

The operation was made more difficult due to icy conditions.

"We usually have a couple exercises a year for water rescue. This time of year, the ice..it was very challenging today," said Paul Hlebica, Johnson City Fire Marshal.

After the rescue team pulled her off the ice she was transferred to medics who took her to Wilson Hospital where she was pronounced dead.



VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: Binghamton, Broome County, Vestal or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

News system programming and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


PA Police Say Missing Teen Matches Description of Body Found VIEW VIDEO
Pennsylvania State Police have found a body that has matched the description a missing teen. 17-year old Zamien Benditt-Parkes has been missing for two weeks.  Around 11:15 Saturday morning,... more

Impact of Prospect Mountain Construction on Labor Day Travel VIEW VIDEO
If you plan on traveling this labor day, you might have to drive through Prospect Mountain... Construction on the mountain is said to be moving along steadily, and it's about 75%... more

Local Music Booster Club Raises Money at JC Field Days VIEW VIDEO
Rides, music, and games are just a few of the activities that take place at the annual Johnson City Field Days, but one local school is hoping to take advantage of the heavy populated day, to help... more

Downtown Student Kick-Off Acquaints Students with Local Businesses VIEW VIDEO
Learning where to eat, or shop, could be daunting for BU students new to the area. Fortunately, an organization of students called CommuniKey  and Twin River Commons are making sure students are... more

Carousels Coming to a Close this Labor Day Weekend VIEW VIDEO
Did you get a chance to ride one of the county's six carousels? Well, if not, you may have to wait until Halloween.   Since the Johnson family built the carousels decades ago, they have had a... more

Ithaca Police Investigate Stabbing VIEW VIDEO
Ithaca police are still investigating a stabbing that happened early Sunday morning. The incident happened just before one 1 a.m. on the 300 block of Hillview Place. Ithaca police say one... more

Pennsylvania State Police Investigate New Milford Burglary
Pennsylvania State Police are still looking for information on a burglary that happened between Thursday evening and Friday morning in Gibson. Police say the incident happened at Lackawanna... more

Click here for more local news...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




ADVERTISEMENT

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...