Man falls from Miami causeway, drowns in Biscayne Bay

MIAMI — Police say a man died after falling from Miami's 79th Street Causeway into Biscayne Bay.

A witness called Miami police just before 5 p.m. Monday to report that he saw a man fals from the bridge. He said he didn't know how the man had fallen but that he'd seen him trying to swim toward shore.

The Miami Herald reports the witness flagged down two boats near the Pelican Harbor Marina and the boaters checked the area for the man.

The Miami police dive team also searched the area for about 25 minutes. They found the man and brought him ashore, where a Miami Fire Rescue crew gave him CPR. The man died at the scene.

The man's identity hasn't been released and no further details were immediately available.

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