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Body found in Gulf belongs to bridge jumper

Posted at 5:32 AM, Jun 02, 2016
A body discovered in the Gulf of Mexico about two miles west of Clearwater belongs to a man who apparently jumped Thursday from the Memorial Causeway.
 
Police began searching the water around the Memorial Causeway early Thursday after a man reportedly told officials someone jumped from the bridge.
 
 
Several rescue boats, a helicopter and a combination of four agencies participated in the search for several hours after the report came in around 12:30 a.m. The water rescue search focused on Clearwater Bay. 
 
The search was suspended after more than three hours.
 
The Clearwater Police Department reported Thursday afternoon the body had been discovered by a fisherman.
 
The man’s name has not been released.