2008-08-22 / Top Stories

Determined To Take A Late Swim To Oblivion


Police officers from the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park talk to an unidentified man holding on to an ocean jetty on Beach 87 Street on Tuesday evening. The man, who police say, often hangs out in the area with his pit bull, said that he was going to kill himself by jumping into the ocean. Police officers from the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park talk to an unidentified man holding on to an ocean jetty on Beach 87 Street on Tuesday evening. The man, who police say, often hangs out in the area with his pit bull, said that he was going to kill himself by jumping into the ocean. After a standoff between the officers and the would-be suicide, the man jumped into the ocean, where he was quickly retrieved by scuba divers who jumped from an NYPD helicopter overhead. After a standoff between the officers and the would-be suicide, the man jumped into the ocean, where he was quickly retrieved by scuba divers who jumped from an NYPD helicopter overhead.

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