Deputies: Motorcyclist jumped off Skyway bridge

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say the search is on for a motorcyclist who jumped off the Sunshine Skyway bridge.

A FloridaHighway Patrol trooper says the person got off the motorcycle and jumped off the bridge about 8:45 a.m. Monday. The trooper called the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Melissa Kincheloe told the St. Petersburg Times that everything happened so fast the trooper couldn’t tell if the jumper was a man or a woman.

She says a search could be hampered by rough water conditions in Tampa Bay.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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