Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-097

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 4, 2013
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    • 813/247-8060

    Sunshine Skyway Bridge Suicide

    The man who jumped from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge has been identified.
    • Sunday
    • March 3, 2013
    • Time: 4:18 PM
    • Sunshine Skyway Bridge


    Christos Bekas
    DOB: 3/26/67
    12001 S Belcher Road
    Largo, FL


    On March 3, 2013, at 4:18 p.m., Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office was notified by FHP that motorist traveling on the Skyway Bridge witnessed a male subject stop his vehicle at the top of the bridge and jumped over the side.

    A short time later, a marine unit with Eckerd College recovered the body of Christos Bekas deceased floating underneath the Skyway. The body was taken to O'Neal's Marina in St. Petersburg Florida where the remains will be turned over to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office.
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