RESCUE EFFORT SHUTS OCEANIC BRIDGE

oceanic-rescueEmergency workers hustled the victim along a dock at Salt Creek Grille to a waiting ambulance.

A possible suicide attempt led to a massive rescue effort near the Oceanic Bridge in Rumson Sunday evening.


An unidentified victim was fished out of the Navesink River and taken to a nearby hospital shortly after 7p.

The victim’s condition and name were not immediately available.

Reports of a jumper brought out swarms of police and rescue squad personnel and led to a temporary closing of the bridge, which links Rumson and Middletown. A helicopter was also used in the search.

Patrons of the Salt Creek Grille watched the rescue operation unfolding in just outside at the foot the restaurant dock.