St. Pete man dies in jump from Sunshine Skyway bridge

TAMPA — A St. Petersburg man died after jumping from the center span of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says 52-year-old Philip A. Elbs drove to the center of the bridge that spans Tampa Bay on Monday night.

A witness told authorities Elbs parked his vehicle in a southbound lane, walked over to the center span of the bridge and jumped.

Elbs' body was recovered by officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

No further details were immediately available.

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