Man Dies After Jumping Off Florida Key Bridge

LAYTON, Fla. (AP) — The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says its attempts to thwart and then save a man after he jumped off a bridge in the Florida Keys were not successful.

Dispatchers received a report Saturday at about 11:15 a.m. regarding a white sport utility vehicle with a hose in the exhaust pipe leading to the cab of the vehicle.

A deputy spotted the vehicle at the end of the Channel Five bridge but the driver quickly drove off. The deputy followed behind, but the man pulled over to a shoulder and jumped off the bridge before he could stop him.

A deputy in a patrol boat found Stephen Gius of Lake Worth in the water and brought him to shore. He was taken to Fisherman’s Hospital where he died.

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