BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey were renewing a strong warning against people jumping from bridges after two people jumped off a 60-foot-high causeway bridge a week ago.

The Press of Atlantic City reports that fire department was called at about 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 about people jumping from the Brigantine bridge over Absecon Inlet. Witnesses told firefighters that the two made their way to shore, apparently uninjured, and fled when police and fire department sirens were heard.

Fire Capt. Tim Daley says jumping from bridges or others structures is "not only illegal, but could potentially be deadly." He says the Brigantine bridge stands more than 60 feet above the water, depending on the tide, and strong currents as well as boats and marine vehicles pose additional dangers.


Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.),

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Soon we will no longer integrate with Facebook for story comments. The commenting option is not going away, however, readers will need to register for a FREE site account to continue sharing their thoughts and feedback on stories. If you already have an account (i.e. current subscribers, posting in obituary guestbooks, for submitting community events), you may use that login, otherwise, you will be prompted to create a new account.

Load comments