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DEVELOPING KEARNY-NEWARK: Emergency Responders Rescue Two from Passaic River after 'Fall' from Bridge

By rlsmetro on
Kearny Newark

KEARNY NJ: A crash that was reported on the Lincoln Highway Bridge had emergency responders on the scene shortly before 8 a.m.

According to preliminary reports from the scene, a female victim somehow fell into the river and had a second person jump in to rescue her.

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said Kearny Police requested assistance from Newark Emergency Responders and a fire department boat, with personnel, was sent out.

Both victims were pulled from the river by rescue crews in the 80's block of Doremus Avenue.

The pairs' condition were only said to be "alert and conscious" at this time.

There is an active investigation underway.

UPDATE: This was a Kearny Firefoghter rescue operation with mutual assistance requested from Newark.