07/29/2010

Cop, firefighters save suicidal NY river leaper

Plunged into the river to save the man and two friends who attempted to rescue him

By Douglas Montero and John Doyle
The New York Post

NEW YORK — Three firefighters and a cop plunged into the roiling East River yesterday to rescue a suicidal man who jumped from an East Harlem pier as well as two men who tried desperately to save him, authorities said.

The drama on Pier 107 began at about 12:15 p.m. when Richard Karin, 60, who had been drinking, leaped in, sources said.

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