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Authorities investigating reported ‘bridge jumper’ on Mid-Bay Bridge

Authorities responded to a report of a possible bridge jumper Monday morning on the Mid-Bay Bridge in Okaloosa County, though officials say the incident has not been verified. A passerby […]

Authorities responded to a report of a possible bridge jumper Monday morning on the Mid-Bay Bridge in Okaloosa County, though officials say the incident has not been verified.

A passerby contact law enforcement around 11:16 a.m. saying they thought they saw someone jump from the bridge into Choctawhatchee Bay, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Multiple other witnesses on the bridge say they did not see anyone jump.

The U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded to the area beneath the bridge as a precaution following the report.

As of now, authorities had not located anyone in the water and the sheriff’s office could not confirm whether anyone had jumped.

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  1. I saw that man on the bridge who I thought was fishing when I drove by. A few seconds later I saw the police drive up to him in my rear view mirror.

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