A man suspected to have jumped from the Tappan Zee Bridge Sunday night is a military reservist who was scheduled to deploy later this year, State Police said.
Wolf Aristilde, a 22-year-old Haitian-American and Spring Valley resident, is also a recent graduate of Monroe College.
The search for Aristilde is continuing today with the aid of a New York City Police Department Harbor Unit and divers.
"We'll keep searching as long as it lasts and as long as the weather conditions permit," said Skylar King, an investigator with the New York State Police.
King said efforts are being hampered by wind and ice that is forming on the banks of the Hudson, raising the possibility it could take some time to find Aristilde if he did jump from the bridge.
"It's not an endless search," King said. "If there are no results, we have to wait until currents and weather conditions ease up."
Yesterday, police said the search would continue as a missing person investigation.
"It's a missing person investigation at this point because there were no eyewitnesses that saw him on the bridge," said KIng.
Police were first alerted to a possible suicide attempt after a green 1996 Toyota 4Runner was reported disabled on the south-bound side of the bridge around 11:15 p.m. Sunday. The vehicle was being driven by Aristilde.
A helicopter and the marine unit from the Tarrytown Fire Department assisted in the search for Aristilde Sunday night, scouring the waters around the bridge.
State police are seeking the help of drivers who may have seen Aristilde as they crossed the bridge Sunday night.
"We're asking the public for assistance," King said. "If anyone saw him on the bridge around 11:17 p.m. please contact us."
If you have information about this ongoing investigation contact investigator Skylar King at 914-524-0223.
Note: An earlier report stated that the Sleepy Hollow Fire Department responded with their marine unit. This was incorrect. The department was called on by State Police, but their marine unit is out of service for the winter.