A St. Petersburg Police Department officer witnessed a person jump from the Sunshine Skyway bridge at 8:23 a.m. Friday, according to St. Petersburg spokesman Mike Puetz.
Puetz said the officer was driving over the bridge when he spotted the individual jumping off the bridge. The person had parked at the top of the bridge.
Witnesses say the jumper was on the northbound side of the bridge. Puetz was unable to say which lanes of the bridge were closed but did confirm that someone jumped from the bridge. The Hillsborough County sheriff's office responded to the scene.
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