14 October 2020
 Major James C. Michael
 Troop F Commander


On October 14, 2020 state police responded to a  report of a jumper off the Bear Mountain Bridge. At approximately 7:40 a.m. a Bear Mountain State Park Police Officer observed a vehicle parked on the bridge facing west with the hazard flashers on. The officer approached the vehicle and observed no one in the vehicle. While checking the area and looking over the bridge, he observed a body floating in the water. The officer notified his dispatch and state police responded to the scene. The body was recovered by the Stony Point Fire Department. Investigation revealed that the body recovered from the water was the operator of the vehicle that was parked on the bridge. The bridge was not closed during the investigation.