Cops pulled a distraught man to safety before he could fall to his death on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
The 31-year-old man scaled the perilous edge on the Harlem River Lift Span, which connects East Harlem to Randalls Island, just after 2:45 p.m., authorities said.
Eastbound traffic was stopped and airbags set up below as members of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit Truck 2 tried talking the man off the brink.
Video of the tense encounter shows the man, wearing a green jacket and black pants with a bright red patch on his left leg, wrapping a string around his neck.
He then laid down on the platform and lost consciousness as his leg dangled over the edge. That’s when an officer on the catwalk below bolted toward him and dragged him to safety.
Officers performed CPR on the man and EMS rushed him to Harlem Hospital for treatment, cops said.
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