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Man dies after jumping from Sunshine Skyway Bridge

ST. PETERSBURG — A man died Monday morning after jumping off the center span of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, according to Hillsborough County sheriff's officials.

Craig Crider, 47, of St. Petersburg, drove his car to the top of the bridge about 8:55 a.m. and parked, authorities. He then got out, walked to the rail and jumped over.

Emergency crews searched the waters below the bridge and found Crider's body, officials said. Hillsborough sheriff's deputies were investigating the death as a suicide.

Man dies after jumping from Sunshine Skyway Bridge 02/24/14 [Last modified: Monday, February 24, 2014 3:05pm]

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