Man jumps to death from Sunshine Skyway, officials say

Published Jul. 29, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG -- A man jumped to his death from the Sunshine Skyway bridge Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

The man, who was estimated to be in his 20s, was dead when he was retrieved from the water by rescuers, said St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue Lt. Joel Granata.

Authorities responded to a call about the incident around 2:10 p.m., Granata said. Officials with the U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also responded.

Authorities have not released the man's identity.