Search called off after man jumps off Staten Island Ferry near Statue of Liberty

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Friday, August 25, 2017
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The search has been called off after a man jumped from the Staten Island Ferry.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- First responders have called off the search for a man who jumped off the Staten Island Ferry, triggering a massive operation.

Police Harbor Units and the FDNY searched for the man who went overboard Thursday night.

It happened just north of the Statue of Liberty around 10:30 p.m. as the ferry was heading from Manhattan to Staten Island.

The boat stopped for a half hour while a search by police and emergency workers got underway.

Helicopters were in the air aiding in the search.

The Coast Guard searched through the night before suspending efforts Friday morning.