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Man dies in jump from Sunshine Skyway

Published Apr. 9, 2013

TAMPA — A St. Petersburg man plunged to his death from the center span of the Sunshine Skyway just before 7 p.m. Monday.

A short while later, authorities recovered the body of Philip A. Elbs, 52, of 2201 34th Ave. N, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reported.

A witness saw the man park on the southbound side of the bridge and jump over a rail.