Coast Guard suspends search for possible jumper from Sunshine Skyway

September 30, 2013 

The U.S. Coast Guard has called off the search for a woman believed to have jumped off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Monday.

Multiple calls came in that a woman had jumped off the bridge Monday afternoon, according to St Petersburg Fire Rescue spokesman Lt. Joel Granata.

The Coast Guard search and rescue efforts were called off at 7:11 p.m., according to U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Michael DeNyse.

Granata said a search rescue of this kind is generally suspended eventually.

“We can only search for so many hours,” Granata said. “We will wait until the body rises up and somebody finds a floating body.”

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