NEW YORK — A boredom-prone skydiver who missed landing atop the World Trade Center in a jump from 15,000 feet last month had no trouble hitting the Hudson River yesterday after he did a backflip off the George Washington Bridge.
"It beats eating quiche with the yuppies," said former Green Beret John Carta, 41, who jumps for "excitement" when he gets bored.
Carta, wearing a wet suit and a parachute, was driven onto the upper deck of the bridge from the New Jersey side about 8:15 a.m. When the car stopped at midspan, he ran to the south pedestrian walk. He turned to wave at his quickly departing pals and backflipped into space.