Would you jump in the Hudson?

7/18/2008:

Even if it was to “win a bet?”

The U.S. Coast Guard pulled a guy out of the Hudson last night (near Pier A) around 9pm. Joining in the “rescue” operations was the Jersey City EMS, The Hoboken Police & Fire departments and NJ Transit Police.

They said it was “not clear” how visibly intoxicated man (late 20’s, early 30’s) ended up there, but one Hoboken411 reader said: “From what I heard, some guy made a bet and jumped off the North side of the pier.”

What do you suspect the “bet” was for?

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(Thanks Ed, for the picture!)

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10 Comments on "Would you jump in the Hudson?"

King of Rock
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King of Rock

[quote comment=”93943″]Did it once in my college days – swam across the Hudson and back up near Poughkeepsie. Great fun, but was sick for two weeks, wicked currents near the shore.[/quote]
I heard you did it up at Marist in a pink speedo.

I am back.

homeworld
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The Hudson River is the cleanest right now, since the Industrial Revolution due to the EPA’s environmental protection laws.

That is one of the reason many old piers are starting to deteriorate. The organisms that eat the wood could not exist in the river for many decades, and are starting to come back.

skateparkmom
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skateparkmom

My son and I fell into the Hudson last year kayaking on the NYC side. He slumped a little to rest, and when I make a stroke forward, the thing flipped. No damage done except for our egos. A little shrimp jumped into the kayak, too.

The river is actually running cleaner – there are boring worms that are eating away at the piers. The water was too polluted in the past to support them. They’re back and it’s costly to control their damage.

fatty1234567
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fatty1234567

[quote comment=”93984″][quote comment=”93943″]Did it once in my college days – swam across the Hudson and back up near Poughkeepsie. Great fun, but was sick for two weeks, wicked currents near the shore.[/quote]

The north part of the Hudson is nothing like the sludge down here. It’s actually clean and nice.[/quote]
Its the same water. Do you have any idea how hard the currents move through here, it can reach a few knots. The mud however is gross, thats the shit you dont want to touch. The pcbs are in the mud.

panicmule
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panicmule

[quote comment=”93984″][quote comment=”93943″]Did it once in my college days – swam across the Hudson and back up near Poughkeepsie. Great fun, but was sick for two weeks, wicked currents near the shore.[/quote]

The north part of the Hudson is nothing like the sludge down here. It’s actually clean and nice.[/quote]

Not to mention all the PCBS from GE floating down river…

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