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Man jumps into World Trade Center Memorial reflecting pool

Man jumps into World Trade Center Memorial pool
Man jumps into World Trade Center Memorial pool 01:28

NEW YORK - A man is being treated after jumping into the reflecting pool at the World Trade Center Memorial in Lower Manhattan. 

The man jumped into the north reflecting pool and was taken out. 

It's about 30 feet down to the bottom. 

The man, 33, injured his leg.   

The water was turned off after the incident. 

Sources tell us rescuers with Port Authority Police went through an access door used for maintenance to get to him. 

We have learned he told one of the officers he "did this for his father." It is unclear if that meant he lost anyone on 9/11. 

"I just pray that he's still OK," tourist Weldon Stites said. "I'm curious to know why." 

"We saw the firefighters and emergency personnel come down the escalator," tourist Lisa Bellow said. "They said everything's fine. They were coming in and going to a, like, back room, and we figured down there was where they could access." 

The man who jumped will be getting a mental evaluation and criminal charges might include trespassing. Those charges are pending. 

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