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Update: Children Survive After Suicidal Father Jumps Off Interstate

By kcora on
Wanaque

A man carrying both his children was killed last night after jumping off the I-287 bridge near the Wanaque River.

According to police, sometime around 7 p.m., Pequannock police received a call from a woman who wanted to report that before her husband left their Greenview Drive home with the boys, he threatened to harm them.

Police used the man's GPS data on his cellphone to track him to the southbound side of Route 287.

Upon arrival, police found the unidentified man had jumped off with the boys, ages 1 and 3.

The man was pronounced dead while the children were transported to the St. Joseph's Medical Center suffering concussions, bumps, bruises, while the younger child suffered a bruised lung, according to police.

Police and officials are describing the survival of the two brothers a miracle after only suffering minor injuries after the 100-foot plunge.