PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Firefighters pulled off a dangerous rescue at a waterfall in New Jersey early Sunday morning.
The 32-year-old was found stranded on a rocky island. Firefighters used a rope to lower a boat into the water, from the base of a hydroelectric plant. They were able to navigate the rain-swollen Passaic River, and bring the man back to safety.
The man told rescuers he had jumped from a walkway bridge.