By Carol Tannenhauser
At 3:16 PM, Monday, West Side Rag received a tip from Heike Wipperfurth:
“…person in the reservoir again, tons of police and fire brigades. same person? and why are there so many trucks and cars and whatnots for one person? they had a boat and some swimmers to bring her back in.”
Heike was right. Police confirmed that an unidentified, 36-year-old woman “jumped into the Central Park Reservoir, at West 93rd Street and West Drive, on Monday at 2:08 PM. An FDNY diver went into the water, with an NYPD officer assisting,” the spokesperson said.
This is the second time in five days that a woman has taken a swim in the Reservoir.
Was it the same person? The police don’t know yet, the spokesperson said. “The woman was taken from the water and removed to a hospital,” she added. Psychiatric? “We don’t give out that information.”
Thanks, Heike, for the tip.