Police: Leap from 201 Bridge was Apparent Suicide
2/4/2014 (Updated 9:30:44 PM)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.
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