2009 George Washington Bridge jumper tells his tale
ADRIAN RAWN SURVIVED JUMPING OFF OF THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE IN 2009 THANKS TO A CONFLUENCE OF FACTORS — INCLUDING A STINT ON THE NAVAL ACADEMY WATER POLO TEAM.
Adrian Rawn regretted jumping off the George Washington Bridge before he even hit the water.
Rawn somehow remained conscious after plummeting more than 200 feet into the Hudson River. As the choppy water filled his mouth, the man who just moments before wanted nothing more than to die swam desperately for safety.
...“Even before I hit the water I was already regretting it. I still remember that,” he said.
THE PLUNGE FROM THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE CAUSED ADRIAN RAWN INSTANT REGRET — BUT HE LIVED AND IS WARNING OTHERS.
“The wind was knocked out of me. That’s the first thing you do, you catch your breath, get the air flowing,” he said. “It’s choppy, so there’s water splashing at your mouth, you’re trying to clear your airway.