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The 9/11 memorial is chained in front of New York’s World Trade Center after a person jumped 45 feet into 18 inches of water at the site of the 2001 atrocity.


The 9/11 memorial is chained in front of New York’s World Trade Center after a person jumped 45 feet into 18 inches of water at the site of the 2001 atrocity.

  • Police briefly cordoned off the North Tower memorial after the incident.
  • New York City firefighters confirmed one person was taken to hospital

Police have launched an investigation after a person jumped into the North Tower 9/11 Memorial.

The person, who was not identified, survived the jump despite diving about 45 feet into the reflecting pool, which was briefly cordoned off, the New York Times reports.

Officials said the jumper was able to access the area during a visit by relatives of 9/11 victims and was “briefly granted access to the restricted area at the plaza.”

The person was rushed to a local hospital, complaining of “back pain,” and the hospital reopened shortly after.

A New York City Fire Department spokesperson confirmed to DailyMail.com that the person survived jumping into 18 inches of water.

The person survived the jump, plunging into the 18-foot reflecting pool, which was briefly cordoned off (stock photo)

A New York City Fire Department spokesperson confirmed to DailyMail.com that the person survived the jump into the 18-inch-deep water.

A New York City Fire Department spokesperson confirmed to DailyMail.com that the person survived the jump into the 18-inch-deep water.

Authorities received a call at 1:30 p.m. Monday reporting a “fountain jumper,” with one person transported to Bellevue Hospital.

It is unclear whether anyone has jumped into the ponds in the past, with police previously raising concerns about the potential problem.

Former police commissioner Raymond Kelly said they had to consider the “possibility” that someone might attempt suicide at the monument.

Grief experts also said the memorial could trigger a “negative psychological reaction”, particularly among those with a direct connection to the atrocities.

Officials at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum said a physical landmark for a tragedy is a “grief trigger.”

Kari F Watkins previously told the New York Times: “People come to these places and start to understand the significance.

“We teach lessons in memory and resilience, and no matter what people are going through in their personal lives, they can relate to a story told here.”

The New York Police Department and the 9/11 Memorial did not immediately respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com.

Authorities received a call Monday at 1:30 p.m. reporting a

Authorities received a call at 1:30 p.m. Monday reporting a “fountain jumper,” with one person transported to Bellevue Hospital.

Before the construction of the reflection pools, the fight against terrorism had raised fears that these sites would constitute an attraction for terrorist activities.

Glenn P. Corbett, associate professor of fire sciences at John Jay College, said, “Our biggest concern several years ago, in the original design, was terrorism, and now we’re adding suicide to the equation.

“I think it’s going to happen – suicide. I think it’s an incredibly emotional site.

The person who jumped from the monument had to climb the bronze parapet on which the names of the dead were inscribed.

Once they launch from the edge, there is another drop in the center of the marble-covered memorial.



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