David Gee, Sheriff
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Release Number: 12-041
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- February 3, 2012
- Contact Person:
- Larry McKinnon : firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunshine Skyway Bridge Suicide Attempt
Man survives jump from the Skyway Bridge.
- February 2, 2012
- Time: 1:30 PM
John Stuart Murray
6011 82 Terrace North
Pinellas Park, FL
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on February 2, 2012, deputies responded to the Skyway Bridge in reference to a male that had jumped from the center span and was picked up a boater. The individual has been identified as John Stewart Murray.
Murray remained conscious after he hit the water and was picked up by a passing boater. Murray was brought to O'Neils Marina where he was then transported to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. He is currently in good condition and receiving further medical evaluations.