Alert: Skyway Bridge backed up due to possible suicide jumper

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PINELLAS Co., Fla (WWSB) - Florida Highway Patrol is on the Skyway Bridge helping rescue workers search for a possible jumper.

The right southbound lane is blocked at the top of the bridge. Traffic over the bridge is backed up but moving slowly.

A witness said they saw a jumper from the bridge, according to the FHP. The incident report map on the FHP web site shows a suicide reported at 1:56 p.m.

The St. Petersburg Fire Department, water patrol units, and helicopters are assisting in the search. First responders arrived on the scene at 2:12 p.m.

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