A man who jumped from the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge early Friday was found dead around 8:15 a.m. by members of the Newburg Fire Department, according to Newburgh Fire Chief John Ryan.
The call for a possible bridge jumper came into New York State Police around 4:13 a.m. when an abandoned vehicle was found on one of the bridge spans, said Trooper Melissa McMorris, spokeswoman for the NYSP.
Ryan said Newburgh deployed their marine unit around 5:55 a.m. to begin searching for the man. They were assisted by the West Point, Middlehope, and Cornwall-on-Hudson fire departments.
The body was located about three miles north of the bridge.
The man's identity is being withheld pending notification of family members and an autopsy, said McMorris.
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