Thursday, January 22, 2015

37-Year-Old Woman Dies After Jumping Off Verrazano Bridge

The Staten Island Advance reports that a 37-year-old woman was pronounced dead at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, after she jumped off the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Thursday morning

 Sadly, this is the 11th fatal plunge from the bridge since 2011.

The woman drove her car to the lower level and jumped at 6:14 a.m., according to officials.

Harbor units pulled her from the waters by 7 a.m.

UPDATE: The woman has been identified as Laura Fasano of Staten Island, SI Live reports. She was an employee of about 13 years at Regional Radiology in Staten Island.

"She will be very much missed, the patients and the staff loved her," a business managersaid.

37-year-old woman's fatal leap from Verrazano-Narrows Bridge marks 11th suicide from span since 2011 [SI Live] Updated here.

Photo: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder - via Wikipedia; exact source

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Anonymous said...

This young lady was such a great person she always greeted you with a smile and kind words. "IF" we only knew....

mcbrooklyn said...

So sad, and she was so young. All our sympathies to her friends and family.