Body found near Sunshine Skyway Bridge

2:21 PM, Apr 25, 2011   |    comments
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St. Petersburg, Florida - The search has ended near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge after a witness on the fishing pier last night, heard cries for help.

Rescuers found a man's body around noon.

A boat from Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg and a helicopter from Coast Guard Station Clearwater searched the water near the bridge.

Marine units from the Hillsborough, Pinellas and Manatee Sheriff's Offices are also assisted.

A woman on the fishing pier heard a man's voice screaming for help and grew fainter as time went by.

Investigators do not believe the man jumped from the bridge and are trying to determine how he got into the water.

USCG and 10 News

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