Rash of Suicides and Attempts on Verrazano Bridge

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Four successful and attempted suicides have taken place on or near the Verrazano Bridge since April, Bay Ridge Odyssey reports. The most recent happened on Friday, when 46-year-old Brooklynite Benny Guzman, a missing person, leaped from the Bay Ridge-Staten Island connector; rescue efforts failed to find his body.

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In late May, a Staten Island man jumped to his death from the bridge; the month before, police were able to intervene before a man jumped. In mid-May, a man was found dead in his SUV, of an apparently self-inflicted gun wound, in a rest area near the Brooklyn side of the bridge.

In Saturday Night Fever, John Travolta’s friend famously slipped on the bridge and died.

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