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Suicide reported on Sunshine Skyway Bridge, FHP says

Florida Highway Patrol reported Wednesday morning they are assisting the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in investigating a suicide on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Florida Highway Patrol reported Wednesday morning they are assisting the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in investigating a suicide on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Florida 511 traffic camera

Authorities recovered the body of a person who apparently jumped from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge early Wednesday.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported Wednesday morning they were assisting the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in responding to a suicide on the bridge.

The incident was reported around 6:30 a.m., according to FHP. Emergency vehicles are on the right shoulder of northbound Interstate 275 near the top of the bridge.

A spokeswoman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office confirmed officials located a body Wednesday morning.

FHP also reported a multi-vehicle crash on the bridge in the northbound lanes that is blocking at least one lane of traffic.

There are delays reported in the area.

Delays are also being reported on Interstate 75. There are several crashes reported by FHP in the area of I-75 and U.S. 301.

Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. https://www.cdc.gov/

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