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Harriman PD: Young man jumps from bridge, dies

Harriman Police say that an 18-year-old man jumped to his death from a bridge on Monday morning.

In a release Monday afternoon, the Harriman Police Department that at around 9:45 am, officers were called to the Harold Wester Bridge on West Hills Drive in Harriman, where the crew of a passing train spotted a body lying on one of the tracks.

The bridge crosses over a ravine with two sets of railroad tracks running along the bottom.

Police say that the same man attepmpted to jump from the same bridge back in April but had been prevented from doing so by Police Chief Kenny Humphrey, who reportedly pulled him from the railing.

The young man’s death is being investigated as a suicide and the Harriman Police Department says they are not releasing his name “out of respect for his family.”

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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