Two young men drink and jump from bridge

GUILDERLAND — Guilderland Police Officers performed a water rescue at the Normans Kill on Saturday after two men, who, police say, had been drinking alcohol, jumped from the Frenches Hollow foot bridge.

Nickolas C. Moreno, 22, of 670 Gates Hill Road, Middleburgh, was treated for minor injuries and released, and Kevin Michael McCarthy, 21, of 73 East Hite Court, Schenectady, remains in the hospital with serious injuries.

The Guilderland Police Department received a call around 6:46 a.m. on May 3 about the two young men drinking alcohol on the foot bridge, according to a press release from the police.

A second call was received a short while later, stating that the men had jumped 50 feet from the bridge into the shallow waters of the Normans Kill.

Officers responded to the scene and found McCarthy still in the water, semi-conscious, and unable to move, the release said.

The police department was assisted by rescue teams from Guilderland Emergency Services, the Guilderland Center Fire Department, the Altamont Fire Department, the Slingerlands Fire Department, and Colonie Emergency Services, to perform a water rope rescue.

Both Moreno and McCarthy were transported to Albany Medical Center, where McCarthy remains.

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