We are receiving preliminary information about a possible dead body found in the Hudson River North of 79th Street on Monday afternoon. The person is believed to be a “jumper” — people who jump off the George Washington Bridge sometimes end up coming ashore in the Hudson around the Upper West Side, although we don’t know the cause of death at this point.
Update: Police told us an unidentified man’s body was found in the river at about 4 p.m. close to 96th street.
The man’s body was apparently taken to the 79th Street boat basin.
Manhattan: Hudson River & West 79 St NYPD reporting a Jumper into water, Harbor on scene reporting aided is DOA. Body removal in progress.
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