A deranged woman was hospitalized early Saturday after she was pulled from the East River by firefighters but refused their help and jumped back into the water — twice, FDNY sources said.
The 36-year-old woman was in Grand Ferry Park near Grand St. in Williamsburg when she went into the river about 6:45 a.m., in an apparent bid to take her own life, startled witnesses told police.
First responders from FDNY Marine Unit No. 6 managed to motor up to the woman and haul her onto their boat, but the woman jumped back in the drink, according to sources.
The firefighters reeled her back in — and she dove in again, the sources said.
The waterborne smoke eaters pulled her back onto the boat and secured her until they got her back to shore.
Rescuers were able to pull the distraught woman from the water — only to see her break free and leap back in twice.
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Wearing the top of a two-piece bathing suit but naked from the waist down, she was strapped onto a stretcher and taken to Woodhull Hospital for observation, sources said.
Her name was not released.
The entire ordeal took about a half hour, officials said.