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(Photo courtesy of Sarasota Police Department) An unidentified man jumped from the Ringling Bridge before 9:15 a.m. Monday.
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Body recovered after plunge from Ringling Bridge

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by: Alex Mahadevan News Innovation Editor

The Sarasota Police Department has recovered the body of an unidentified man who jumped from the Ringling Bridge before 9:30 a.m. Monday.

The "suicidal subject" was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident near the intersection of North Tamiami Trail and University Parkway, after which he fled to the John Ringling Causeway, according to SPD spokeswoman Genevieve Judge. After parking, the man jumped from the north side of the bridge.

The man was somewhere between 40 and 60 years old.

This is a breaking story, and more information will be added as it becomes available.

 

 

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