6-17-2015 Body Recovery

On Tuesday, June 16th 2015 the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department received information from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office that indicated a deceased victim may be located beneath Woman’s Federation Monument.  The Monument is located in the Palisades Interstate Park in the Alpine NJ Section.  Mutual aid assistance was requested from Closter Rescue and East Bergen Rappel Teams in order to reach the search location.

Crews descended approximately 200 feet to the base of the cliff where a short search discovered human remains.  Once the victim was recovered, members of the rappel teams and the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department removed the victim to the Alpine Boat Basin where they were turned over to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

During the investigation, two (2) minor injuries were received to Parkway Officers, one being heat exaustion and the other being bruised ribs during rappelling.  Additional information is available through the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.