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DeSoto Bridge Closed at Rush Hour

Manatee County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of a jumper in the water off DeSoto Bridge.

Deputies are investigating reports that someone jumped off the DeSoto Bridge.
Deputies are investigating reports that someone jumped off the DeSoto Bridge.
The DeSoto Bridge is closed to traffic after an apparent suicide attempt, with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office on the scene, the Bradenton Herald relayed on Twitter. 

A person may have jumped from the southbound side of the bridge. But there are major traffic tie-ups. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Search and rescue boats are on the scene.

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