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Man jumps from Skyway, picked up by passing tugboat

ST. PETERSBURG — A 22-year-old man who jumped from the Sunshine Skyway bridge Monday afternoon was picked up by a passing tugboat and transported to Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue spokesman Joel Granata said.

The man had been driving a black Honda and jumped from the northbound lane, somewhere below the top of the bridge, about 4 p.m., Granata said. The man was injured but alert when fished out of the water, Granata said.

No further details were available.

Man jumps from Skyway, picked up by passing tugboat 01/07/13 [Last modified: Monday, January 7, 2013 11:25pm]

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