Man commits suicide off Sunshine Skyway bridge

Published June 17 2012
Updated June 17 2012

ST. PETERSBURG — A man committed suicide Sunday afternoon after parking his car on the Sunshine Skyway bridge and jumping over, authorities said.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, which has jurisdiction in that area, said it was notified at 3:25 p.m. by the Florida Highway Patrol that a man had parked a gray, four-door vehicle along the center span's southbound lanes.

About 15 minutes later, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office recovered a body from the water.

The man's identity has not been released.