The body of a man who jumped from the Memorial Causeway bridge in Clearwater on a dare was located this afternoon in the Gulf of Mexico, Clearwater police said.
According to police, a fisherman found the body of the unidentified 48-year-old man about two miles west of Clearwater Beach.
Police confirmed the body is that of a man who was reported to have jumped off the bridge earlier this morning.
A man told police that he and the victim were walking across the bridge around 12:30 a.m. when they dared each other to jump.
The victim jumped, the man told police, and there was a delay of between 30 and 45 minutes before the incident was reported, according to a news release.
The man's identity will not be released until after his family has been notified, police said.