Police say it's a miracle how two young boys survived a 100-foot fall off a bridge after their father took them over the side in an attempted murder-suicide in New Jersey Monday night, according to news reports.
The father, identified as John Spincken, 37, of Pequannock, plunged off the Wanaque Bridge on I-287. His 1-and 3-year-old sons somehow lived.
The boys were found in an area with thick brush and trees near the Wanaque River. Police believe the forest-like terrain helped cushion the impact of their fall.
Both suffered concussions and one has a bruised lung, but they're expected to be fine.
A high fence is supposed to prevent people from being able to jump over the side of the bridge, but police said Spincken found a way around it.
The father was pronounced dead at the scene.
Press release reference the jumper on I-287 in Wanaque Twp. from earlier this evening. Go 2 FB for info. https://t.co/CDRnOsWEY5 pic.twitter.com/zjA1odzuNa— NJSP - State Police (@NJSP) October 25, 2016