Police Identify Man Who Jumped From Newburgh Beacon BridgeSep 24th, 2012 | By Jay Long | Category: Lead Article
New York State Police have confirmed that the body recovered from the Hudson River Sunday morning was that of the man that jumped to his death from the Newburgh Beacon Bridge Thursday evening.
Authorities have identified the man as 34 year old Frank D. Rende of Bridgeport, CT.
Rende jumped off the westbound span of the bridge just before 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 20, 2012. Rescue and recovery attempts Thursday night and Friday were unsuccessful. A pedestrian walking the bridge Sunday morning saw what appeared to be a body floating in the middle of the river. Police were called just after 9:00 AM Sunday morning.
City of Newburgh Firefighters were able to pull the body from the water. The body was turned over to the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy was scheduled for today.
The New York State Police Aviation Unit and Scuba Units assisted with rescue and recovery efforts. Several marine units assisted including, the City of Newburgh Police and Fire Department, Middlehope Fire Department, West Point Fire Department, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Boat Patrol, Orange County Fire Command along with Mobil Life and Town of Newburgh EMS.