Today’s Asbury Park Press has a story about the difficult rescue of an intoxicated, 25-year-old man who jumped off the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge early Saturday morning to impress a woman he was on a date with.

It didn’t work: the Rumson woman told police it was only their second date, and that there wouldn’t be a third, the Press reports.

From the story:

It took four police officers from Sea Bright, Rumson and Monmouth Beach; a bridge tender; two good Samaritans; a rope and a construction ladder to rescue [Atlantic Highlands resident Adam] Koppel, who was close to losing consciousness because of hypothermia when he was pulled from the water, police said.

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