Brooklyn Bridge Jumper Survives Photographed Fall

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Photo: Spencer Platt/2009 Getty Images

News organizations frequently don't report on individual suicides unless they're otherwise newsworthy, so there's a chance that if the 29-year-old man who jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge Wednesday hadn't survived, the New York Daily News wouldn't have run the photo it captured of him in mid-air. Amazingly, though, he did survive, with what police described as non-life-threatening injuries. And the top photo on the Daily News's story, highlighting the scale of his fall next to the bridge, shows how incredible that really is.