Published On: Wed, Dec 5th, 2012

Mark Esformes identified by Hillsborough County Sheriff as Sunshine Skyway suicide jumper

The man who jumped from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Wednesday morning has been identified.

Hillsborough County Sheriff is reporting that Mark Esformes, age 35, drove his 2004 Acura to the top of the bridge, exited his vehicle and jumped from the bridge.

The body was recovered from the water by Fire Rescue and taken to O’Neill’s Marina where it was then turned over to the Medical Examiners Office.

This is the 11 suicide this year, people leaping from the bridge, tallies the Skywaybridge.com who proclaims the bridge to be #4 in bridge suicides in America.

The family was not reached for comments or any other details at this time.

For more information from the Sheriff’s office, click here.

UPDATE: The family contacted the Global Dispatch requesting that the photo of Mark be taken down. “It’s just so painful to see the picture during this devastating time,” the family said. Our thoughts and prayers go out to this family during the ordeal.



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