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Westchester Woman Jumps To Death At Bear Mountain Bridge

A woman jumped to her death in an apparent suicide Tuesday off the Bear Mountain Bridge Tuesday.
A woman jumped to her death in an apparent suicide Tuesday off the Bear Mountain Bridge Tuesday. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- A Westchester woman died after jumping off the Bear Mountain Bridge Tuesday afternoon in what Westchester County Police are calling a suicide.

Nancy Higgons, a 63-year-old Hastings resident, was seen jumping off the southside of the bridge at around 4:25 p.m., according to Kieran O'Leary of the Westchester County Police.

She was located by police in the Hudson River at 5:43 p.m, O'Leary said. Police performed CPR in an attempt to revive her but their attempts were unsuccessful, O'Leary said. Higgons was brought to Riverfront Green Park in Peekskill where she was pronounced dead by Cortlandt paramedics, O'Learly said.

New York State Park Police and New York State Police assisted in the investigation.

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