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David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-477

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 5, 2012
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    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Skyway Bridge Suicide

    The man who jumped from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge has been identified.
    • Wednesday
    • December 5, 2012
    • Time: 8:17 AM
    • Sunshine Skyway Bridge


    • 2004 Acura


    Mark Mason Esformes
    DOB: 9-2-77
    1119 Mallorca Drive
    Bradenton, FL


    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office investigators responded to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge after a witness called in reference to a jumper off the bridge.

    At approximately 8:17 a.m. the driver of a 2004 Acura drove to the north bound center span of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The driver exited the vehicle and jumped over the rail. A witness saw Esformes jump from the bridge and the witness called Florida Highway Patrol. The body was recovered from the water by Fire Rescue and taken to O’Neill’s Marina where it was then turned over to the Medical Examiners Office.

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