Sunday, July 15, 2018
Public safety

Boy dies after jumping from bridge in Weeki Wachee

A 16-year-old boy died after jumping from a bridge near Rogers Park on Monday.

Hernando County sheriff's deputies who were patrolling the Weeki Wachee River near the park at 7244 Shoal Line Boulevard were called before 3:30 p.m. after the boy jumped into the river and did not surface, sheriff's officials said. They began to search the river.

A short time later, bystanders spotted the boy about 100 yards away from where he jumped. The bystanders pulled him onto the shore and began administering CPR.

The boy was taken to a local hospital where he died, officials said.

The boy's name was not immediately released.

Further information was not immediately available.

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