Man Tossed Into Icy Hudson River During 'Leprecon' Bar Crawls

Morris County resident said three men dressed in black attacked and threw him into the river early Sunday morning.

A Morris County man was rescued Sunday after he was thrown into the icy Hudson River during Hoboken's annual "Leprecon" bar crawls.

Ryan Lee, 24, of Wharton, was holding onto a concrete pylon near Pier C early Sunday morning when those in the area heard his screams for help and alerted police, according to NJ.com. More than a dozen officers pulled Lee from the water and he was transported to Hoboken University Hospital for hypothermia and cuts to his nose, hands and elbows, according to the article.

Lee told police three unknown men dressed in black attacked him when he left Boa Hoboken on River Street and then threw him into the Hudson, according to the report.

A pair of bar crawls were held Saturday as part of the third annual "Leprecon" that has replaced the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade, which was canceled after more than 30 arrests were made in 2011.

There were 15 arrests made during last weekend's bar crawls, five less than last year.
Rapheal March 11, 2014 at 11:44 AM
Well, the mayor is still the mayor despite you & people like you, PeoplePlease. She changed the rules on when the parade can be held, and the crowd went wild!! Property values average at the 500,000 mark. It's time to stop treating Hoboken like a vomitorium and start treating it like the upper middle class paradise that it is.
PeoplePlease March 12, 2014 at 07:50 PM
How long do you think she would be mayor, if the bars left town and taxes had to go up 5-10% to cover the cost of dog run and soccer field maintenance? You name one other tax funding industry in this town, outside of the hospitality industry that she has continually attacked.
demosthenes March 12, 2014 at 11:05 PM
Gerald - I don't think the bars are going anywhere since this seems to be quite a profitable town to operate a bar. And they contribute chicken shit to the tax base since all they pay is property tax just like the rest of us and many actually saw their valuations go down from the re-val since residential property values have surged as compared to commercial. Do you ever get tired of showing your astonishing arrogance and ignorance all in the same breath?
Rapheal March 13, 2014 at 12:56 PM
ha ha ha demosthenes. PeoplePlease- Please explain the definition of "tax funding industry". I suppose you mean tax-paying industry, but as demo pointed out, bars don't pay taxes to this town other than property taxes. If they paid part of their net income in taxes to the town that would be news to anyone who lives here.


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