Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-218

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 18, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Sunshine Skyway Bridge Suicide

    Man commits suicide jumping from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
    • Sunday
    • June 17, 2012
    • Time: 3:25 PM
    • Sunshine Skyway Bridge


    Thomas Malone III
    DOB: 12/19/1991
    6219 Yellowtop Drive
    Bradenton, Florida


    On June 17, 2012, at 3:25 p.m., Florida Highway Patrol notified Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office that a man parked his gray four door vehicle in the southbound lanes over the center span of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and jumped over the side.

    Approximately 15 minutes later, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit recovered a body found floating face down in the center channel. The body has been taken to Marina in south St. Petersburg and turned over to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
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