NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Â — Officers from the Westchester County Police Department’s Marine Unit were helpingÂ a wayward humpback whale on Friday evening when they saw a man jump from the George Washington Bridge, police said.
The officers were escorting the whale, that swam up the Hudson River, back toward New York Harbor shortly before 5:30 p.m.READ MORE: Parents Of Gabby Petito Hold Press Conference Tuesday On Long Island
As the officers watched the whale, they saw aÂ man jump from the bridge and fall into the river below, police said.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
The officers were able to pull him aboard the patrol boat and perform CPR.MORE NEWS: Gov. Hochul Moves To Prevent Health Care Worker Shortages After COVID Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect
The man suffered cardiac arrest and was taken to a New Jersey hospital.