Man jumps to his death off George Washington Bridge

Every 3.5 days, someone makes his way to the pedestrian walkway of the George Washington Bridge to attempt suicide. The only barrier between passersby and the Hudson River 25 stories below is a waist-high metal handrail.

Early Thursday, one such man traveled to the walkway of the bridge and took a fatal leap off of it.

Port Authority cops and the NYPD found the man just after 6:30 a.m. and pulled his fully-clothed body out of the water.

The NYPD’s Harbor Unit delivered the body to a dock at W. 125th St. and the Henry Hudson Parkway in West Harlem.

Officials have yet to release his identity but said he appeared to be in his 50s.

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