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2017 • updated: 03.23.17
   random comments to this site were more common when it was the jumperpool. people would add a few words along with their jumper guess on the former jumper guessing feature.
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03.23.17, MyDeathSpace, I finally drove over the bridge on Friday night! Stopped at the toll booth and with a little MDS glimmer in my eye, asked the attendant, "Is this that FAMOUS bridge?!" He said, "Yes, if you mean the one that everyone jumps off from." I then asked, "Why is this bridge so popular for suicides?" He responded with, "I don't know, maybe because it's only $1.25 to cross." LOL (well hell, if you're going to jump anyway, just rip through the sunpass lane and the trip is free.)

03.19.17, Heidi H., IONTBfb, Everyone acts like people suicidal can help it, but in reality its a mental illness and with it gone untreated they kill themselves. If Pinellas County would focus or cared about about all these folks that has jumped to their death they would put up reinforcement so it would be harder to jump, but I have noticed we got a mayor that don't care about us, he swept the sewage issue under the rug, the SunCoast Mental Health all they do is give you drugs that make you feel depressed, useless, hopeless unless you stand up and tell them your refuse to take their sorry meds. I know back in April 2016 when my Dr. told me I had cancer I went to skyway, but I am terrified of water, and I didn't jump. I prayed all the way to TIA bordered plane out of country. Im currently in 1:1 in home therapy.

03.01.17, Carmen D., Reedsville, WI, regarding interview for school, Hi, I am sorry you guys don't want to talk to anybody about your bridge. I think it is amazing! I've been over it once and will get the opportunity to do it again in the next few weeks. I was hoping to maybe talk to someone but I guess that is out of the question. Well I want you to know, I will give your bridge the best article that I can for my school project. If anyone should decide to let me interview them, please contact me. I arrive on March 21 and leave on March 25. If it makes you feel any better, people like me from the Midwest marvel at what you all take for granted. We just got 7 inches of snow and the roads are total crap again. Can't wait to visit the Sunshine State! (we've been in wisconsin in the winter and know it's harshness first hand. it no doubt gets tiresome by march. if it's any consolation, the high here today should be around 78°. i hope that helps. as far as an interview, perhaps send us your prepared questions and we can respond. our unwillingness to chat it up is mainly with the media, as they tend to disparage what we do, all while pretending to play nice during the chat. keep in mind that this is a website about skyway jumpers. questions about the bridge itself can be answered through articles found within the website or on the google. we hope you enjoy your stay, as you flee the ravages of the wisconsin winter.)

01.28.17, Eric S., Tampa, Florida, Hello to all that are reading and I hope that you are having a great New Year. I was just talking to a good friend of mine tonight who I have been friends with for over 12 years and he goes fishing a lot. I asked him if he ever goes under the Sunshine Skyway and he says that he has but he goes out from Clearwater out into the Gulf to fish there. I asked him if he has ever heard about the suicides and he says that he has. He told me this story about a buddy of his that went on a fishing trip during the day and all was fine until nearing the Skyway. He saw something hit the water at a fast rate of speed. Long story short, the Coast Guard got there and he saw the body of a man being pulled out of the water onto the Coast Guard vessel. He said that the body acted "like a Slinky" over the edge of the vessel. Lifeless. Now, something came to mind after that: Imagine if you are going with your child, or little nieces or nephews, cousins or whatever on their first trip on a boat to do some fishing and come near the Skyway and the young one(s) tell you that they just saw something hit the water fast. Next thing you know, you hurry to where the spot is where the young child said the splash was and there was a victim, lifeless, and floating there. Then, you have to wait and call every available rescue personnel to come and then, well, whatever happens next as far as recovery and talking to the child as to what they saw and all. A fun day out fishing turns into an absolute nightmare. A child is scarred for life. I know that we all have mentioned here about the barriers and all to keep people from jumping. I think that this website is doing the right thing and opening the eyes as to what is happening on the Skyway. I myself, have been going through difficult times but I am seeking help and I am doing okay for myself. Stay safe everyone and REMEMBER! THERE ARE PEOPLE AND HOTLINES THAT CAN HELP! Have a great evening Stay safe! (we have heard the stories of the broken bodies as a result of jumping. while we stress that people seek help with what ails them, it is imperative that those in charge of the bridge do something more than worthless phones and cameras. put up a fence. put it up now. thanks for your input and keep working on that better you.)

01.25.17, Hanns Jones, facebook, I often still Wonder what it is you actually hope to accomplish with this? People do some dumb shit and they'll either learn from it or die. In my case it worked out but I surely don't want anyone trying what I pulled off.
01.25.17, Skyway Bridge, bringing to light what the government is allowing to happen. nothing would please us more than for this to go away. they could make it all go away. you tried with your ESR. they ignored it. there was much talk about fences and barriers. they ignored it. how many more jumpers will it take? at some point, there will be a barrier. how long it will take or how many more deaths are unknown.

01.17.17, dougie bomber, Honestly, I feel as though you only care about putting the jumps on the website and not preventing the jumps. Maybe it's just me being a moron. (you are not a moron, well, at least when it comes to this.~  we feel posting the jumps should awaken those in charge, to put an end to them. we offer help to those that will use it and we recently posted a call to action to try and get people involved in forcing the government to put an end to jumpers. so far, crickets. nothing would please us more than for this site to fade into black, because there were no more jumpers, due to some form of barrier to stop the bullshit.)
01.18.17, dougie bomber, I am pretty sure that this is the only way to reply. But, honestly. I was wrong. After a some reflection and reading your reply, I realized that you guys are actually doing the right thing. Anyway, sorry for wasting your time. (no problem, glad to clear things up.)


 

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