Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Report: Joggers pull suicidal man from the East River



Three runners saved a man who tried to kill himself this morning around 7:30 after jumping into the East River near East 10th Street, according to multiple published reports.

The joggers, including an off-duty NYPD officer, jumped into the water and worked to keep the man afloat until a boat from the NYPD’s Harbor Unit responded.

The man who jumped was reportedly wearing a hospital ID bracelet. Police took him to Bellevue for observation.

You can read more about the rescue at the Daily News ... and NBC 4.

An EVG reader shared the above photo taken from behind the East River Park Track...

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am always in awe of people that don't hesitate to save another human without though of their own safety. Bravo to these young men.

Anonymous said...

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

Anonymous said...

One of the news reports said the first man to jump in and keep the man afloat was a 23-y.o. investment banker. Can't wait for EV Grieve commenters to start talking about yuppie scum again.

Anonymous said...

His body, his choice.

Anonymous said...

Exactly 4:05!

Anonymous said...

@4:05 + 10000000

Anonymous said...

He's a 23-year-old investment banker from Long Island. He's a tristate kid, a homeboy. We like those. :)

Anonymous said...

@2:25 Spoken like someone who has never experienced crippling, soul-sucking, lifelong depression.

Edmund Dunn said...

"He's a tristate kid, a homeboy. We like those. :)"

Exactly. Kudos to all three rescuers. As someone who has run/biked/walked along the East River Park forever, just the thought of falling in that river has given me nightmares, never mind jumping in to save anyone, Also, the guy had a life guard background, essential when rescuing a potential suicide who could drag you under as well.

Anonymous said...

See, he's a homeboy? I hoped you've learned a valuable lesson, 4:05PM; to wit, utterly meaningless delineators such as neighborhood identification trump vampiric exploits. Had this yuppie scum been from Duluth, on the other hand, he would have been rightly excoriated for filthifying the estuary and/or his actions seen as a bizarre anomaly not worth much mentioning.

To witness this concept at play on a much larger level, just take an honest look at election season. Everyone hates a fascist ... unless it's their fascist.

Edmund Dunn said...

"Everyone hates a fascist ... unless it's their fascist."

Hey, since when did this become a Trump thread?

What, no "haters gonna hate" line?

"filthifying the estuary"

""filthifying"?

Excuse me but it's the East River. I know, technically not a river but a tidal estuary but that's the name. Still filled with human excrement, toxic metals, Coney Island Whitefish, etc., etc., no matter how that bore worms have returned with a vengeance or what City officials say for sanctioned swimming events. BTW, all three of these heroes need hepatitis shots ASAP.

If you don’t like fascists in the EV, move to………

Anonymous said...

I see you're enjoying your new thesaurus, 10:09!

Anonymous said...

Real simple:

Yuppie scum do not come from NYC, NJ, or LI, they come from outside those areas. There I said it.

And why do they not come from here? Cuz most of them, I'd say the overwhelming majority of them, come from low to middle income households and more often that not don't act like they're better than everyone else from the humility of coming from modest means. When they make it, they have it in the back of their heads that they could lose everything tomorrow or a year from now so they tend to be respectful and more attuned to the reality of humanity around them (e.g. this rescue) unlike yuppie scum who more often than not have no desire to help anyone as they have no fear of losing everything since Father and/or Mother will always make sure they don't wind up in the poorhouse. An investment banker from NYC metro more often than not doesn't have that fallback. When you live a life where you'll never suffer for a fuckup save making less money, you act like a douchebag. When you live a life where one fuckup could ruin you, you act like a decent person.

Now could an investment banker from a low or middle income family in NYC, NJ, or LI become yuppie scum? Nah, not really. If anything he/she would be a wannabe. And could an investment banker from Duluth, MN (why there considering it's more a resort town/area than one people come to NYC from?) jump into the East River and save a man's life at the risk of losing his? Of course, but I'd say he's more likely to do it than some Whit Stillman-like yuppie (I love Whit but let's get real: do you see any of the male characters in his movies save the middle income kid in Metroplitan jump in the East River to save a man's life?)

Anonymous said...

Minneapolis/St. Paul are very fine American cities, but I do not want ANY frickin' Minnesotans jumping into he East River, Hudson River, or anywhere Atlantic Ocean adjacent to rescue people, because they are from a LANDLOCKED state and won't know what the hell they are doing and then we'll wind up with extra dead people! Long Island and New Jersey are positively littered with former lifeguards and THOSE are the people you want doing rescues.

I also agree with 5:35 that tristate folks have a much more realistic view of Wall Street/the financial industry, because we've grown up with it and/or around it, you are related to someone who worked there, you know someone's parent who worked there for 50 years, and you know that there are literally thousands of regular Joes and Janes on the street (which is now often in Midtown or Jersey City) who may be "investment bankers" but they're not hedge fund twats or rolling in cash, they're just handworking middle-class people, not "yuppie scum." And certainly if you are old enough you know the industry has its ups and downs and it's not some Gordon Gekko fantasy for the vast majority.

Anonymous said...

Actually the phrase "Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem" is used in many support groups for people with issues related to depression. You know who also used this phrase? Robin Williams, just a few years before he committed suicide.

Anonymous said...

Saving a ;life is wonderful..haters suck.