A man died after he reportedly jumped from the Staten Island Ferry into New York Harbor on Saturday, according to law enforcement.
New York Police Department (NYPD) harbor launch officers got the 53-year-old out of the water when they responded to reports of a person jumping near the Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Manhattan at 2:00 p.m., the New York Post reported.
“He jumped off the ferry as it pulled away from the dock,” a police spokesman told the outlet. Authorities said the man jumped from the Ferryboat Andrew J. Barberi.
The unidentified man was taken to Pier 11, then transported to New York-Presbyterian Hospital where he was pronounced dead just after 3:00 p.m.
“A newsstand worker said there were ‘about 50 or so emergency people’ at Pier 11 following a valiant effort — which included CPR — to save the man’s life,” the Post article read.