Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-237

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 13, 2011
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    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Sunshine Skyway Bridge Suicide

    A fisherman recovers the body.
    • Wednesday
    • July 13, 2011
    • Time: 10:19 AM
    • Sunshine Skyway Bridge


    Leighton Riddle
    DOB 8-16-60
    6635 – 100th Avenue
    Pinellas Park, FL


    At approximately 10:19 deputies responded to a call at the Skyway Bridge in reference to a jumper. The victim, Riddle drove to the center span of the bridge and parked his pick up truck. He then exited his vehicle and jumped over the rail. A citizen (fisherman) recovered the body and transported the body to O’Neills Marina.
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