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Search underway for possible Sunshine Skyway jumper

Rescue officials are searching for someone who reportedly jumped off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Friday afternoon.
Rescue officials are searching for someone who reportedly jumped off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Friday afternoon. Provided photo

A search is underway after someone was reported to have jumped off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge into Tampa Bay, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

At 1:56 p.m. FHP was dispatched to the bridge, according to their website. Troopers arrived on scene at 2:04 p.m. and are working alongside other local agencies.

At least three helicopters are assisting in searching for the body in Tampa Bay.

Meanwhile, traffic over the Skyway has slowed to a crawl with the right southbound lane blocked at the top of the bridge and the presence of law enforcement vehicles.

Jessica De Leon: 941-745-7049, @JDeLeon1012

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