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Man rescued by boater after jumping from the Sunshine Skyway dies

The 43-year-old man who was rescued by a fisherman after jumping from the Sunshine Skyway last month died Sunday.

Matthew James Clark, of 1429 Cottonwood Terrace in Tampa, had been at Bayfront Medical Center since Steve Burkholder of Bradenton pulled him onto his boat July 17. Burkholder said Clark was unconscious for several minutes while he performed CPR and prayed for the man with his two nephews.

Clark's family declined to comment, saying only that they were planning a funeral. Burkholder said the family told him Clark died of an aneurysm in his lung.

Man rescued by boater after jumping from the Sunshine Skyway dies 08/03/09 [Last modified: Monday, August 3, 2009 5:37pm]
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