Brooklyn man fell to his death from a cliff overlooking Manhattan after apparently going around safety barrier
a Brooklyn sightseer who apparently ignored safety warnings plunged to his death from a scenic overlook along the Hudson River in new Jersey, police said Monday.
Witnesses said 26-year-old Artem Adzhyev had gone around the barrier at the Rockefeller Lookout in Englewood Cliffs shortly before he fell Saturday.
“He was reported to have been on the cliff edge beyond a placarded safety barrier near the middle of the lookout,” Lt. Michael Coppola of the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police said in a statement.
Adzhyev, who fell a little after 9 p.m., was found dead a short time later by a search team composed of Englewood Cliffs firefighters, the East Bergen Rappel Team and the NYPD’s Aviation Unit.
His death is believed to have been an accident and police have questioned the victim’s pals, who saw him fall.
Adzhyev is the third person to die in two months in a fall from the park, which looks out on the new York City skyline.
Scott McDonough via Flickr George Washington Bridge from Henry Hudson Drive, Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Palisades. a sighseer, Artem Adzhyev, ignored warnings and went around the barrier. he fell to his death.
In June, a 45-year-old Spring Lake, N.J., man was killed in a fall from the same spot. And the same month, a 16-year-old Fort Lee High School student died after falling from a cliff in the Fort Lee section of the park.