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Good Samaritan tries to save man found dead in Hudson River off Hoboken, police say

NJ.com logo NJ.com 7/3/2022 Kevin Shea, nj.com

A man who apparently drowned was pulled from the Hudson River off Hoboken Saturday night following a good Samaritan’s attempt to save the victim, Hoboken police said.

The police, in a series of tweets, said they and the city’s fire department were alerted by several 911 calls at about 8 p.m. that two people were in the river. Officers and firefighters arrived to find one man face down in the water and another man climbing out.

The man exiting the water, a 63-year-old from Hoboken, had made an attempt to save the other man, a 52-year-old Jersey City man who was dead when firefighters removed him from the river.

Initial reports said the incident occurred near Maxwell Place Park.

Police said based on witness statements, they found nothing suspicious about the Jersey City’s man’s entry into the water. The department did not elaborate in the tweets.

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Kevin Shea may be reached at kshea@njadvancemedia.com.

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