TARRYTOWN - (AP) - A former government worker who dangledfor hours from New York's Tappan Zee Bridge has been lowered andtaken on board a boat.

The man had been hanging from a harness attached to a ropeladder Monday about halfway between the Hudson River and the bridgeroadway. He had a sign and apparently was upset with RocklandCounty officials.

State police lowered him to just above the water at around 2p.m. He then jumped or fell into the water and was immediatelyhauled on board a boat. The Tappan Zee bridge is a major crossing north of New York Citythat connects suburban Westchester and Rockland counties.For extended Chopper 12 footage of the man dangling from the bridge, go to Channel 612 on your iO Digital cable box and select iO Extra.