A 28-year-old woman from Brooklyn was identified Tuesday as the person who took a fatal plunge off the George Washington Bridge, authorities said.
Rebecca Wasserstrum was spotted by a driver as she jumped from the bridge near the tower on the New York side of the span at about 4:15 p.m. Sunday, said Port Authority spokesman Joseph Pentangelo.
The driver rushed out of his car and saw the woman floating in the Hudson River below.
Wasserstrum was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital, but doctors weren’t able to save her from the injuries she sustained from the 200-foot dive into the water.
On Tuesday, friends remembered Wasserstrum as a sweet and genuine person.
“We are all so heartbroken,” said Ray Tee on Facebook. “Yet all I see is your smile and the love you had for everyone that you met. You will be so missed.
“I pray your soul will now be at peace,” Tee added.
“She was one of the nicest, most genuine people I knew,” said another friend, who asked to remain anonymous. “Her goal in life was to make people happy and feel included.”
Wasserstrum’s death was the seventh this year from the bridge.