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40-foot fall leaves man with serious injuries

2:19 PM, Jun 30, 2012   |    comments
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Madeira Beach, Fla. - A man sustained serious injuries after falling from John's Pass Bridge onto concrete.

Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies responded to an injured person call on John's Pass after a man fell about 40 feet off the bridge onto the concrete below.

According to deputies, the injured man, 31-year-old Joseph Schleg of Pinellas Park, was fishing off the bridge around 10:45 p.m. on Friday.

Deputies say that as he walked along the bridge, he apparently did not see an opening along the bridge catwalk and fell through.

The incident appears to be accidental in nature.

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