A 28-year-old man who police said jumped from the Tarentum Bridge Wednesday night dived off the same bridge four years earlier and came out unscathed.
Borough police in May 2009 said Greggory Felton, of Tarentum, swam to the shore and climbed up on the river bank after the stunt -- and described himself as being "into extreme things."
After that incident, witnesses told police that Mr. Felton had been walking across the bridge toward Tarentum "when he just sprinted across the lanes of traffic and jumped over the barrier," Patrolman Mark Glogowski said in 2009. "It looked like he did it on impulse."
Then he was taken to Allegheny Valley Hospital for psychiatric evaluation.
About 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, fishermen nearby called 911 after they heard someone screaming and a splash, police said today.
The borough's river rescue crew responded, and a body was recovered shortly thereafter.
Allegheny County tweeted from its official account at 11:03 p.m. that a tug boat operator saw the incident at the Tarentum Marina and shined a light on the man in the water.
Mr. Felton was pronounced dead Wednesday at 11:09 p.m., according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office.
Allegheny County police are investigating. Autopsy results are pending.
Correction, posted July 2, 2013: The spelling of Greggory Felton's first name has been corrected.
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