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1960 - 1965 jump events

updated: 08.09.15
articles about skyway jumpers before this site was created.
1954-1959    1960-1965    1966-1972
1973-1975    1976-1978    1979-1981
1982-1987    1988-1992    1993-1997
have any factual news, updates, or additions?
.22
11.10.65: jumper, male, died
Robert Dooley, 41

tbo.com, Abandoned car on northbound side of main span and jumped. Body found six days later.
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07.11.65: article full article
21.
05.01.65: jumper, female, lived
Frances Lewis, 33


tbo.com, Rescued by fishermen in boat she nearly struck.
20.
03.09.65: jumper, male, lived
William Russell, 29






tbo.com, Rescued by Coast Guard. Stopped his car on bridge, walked to car behind him, said he was going to jump. Then jumped.
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02.02.65: jump faker
William Arnott, 22
19.
10.31.64: jumper, lived
James Edgar Smith, 45
11.01.64: full article
18
07.09.64: jumper, male, died
Willie Jay Hardy, 49


tbo.com, Parked car at top of main span, jumped. Body recovered same day.
17.
06.08.64: jumper, male, died
William Verburg, 49
16.
02.29.64: jumper, male, died
Steward Barton Axtell, 44


tbo.com, Left car running on bridge. Body found same day. Doctor said he was under psychiatric care.
15.
01.07.64: jumper, female, died
Hazel Rooks, 41
her second attempt succeeds, after failing on 08.26.62.


Parked car on center span, left engine running, jumped. Body recovered same day. This was her second attempt. Stopped by another motorist on 08.26.62.
14
09.30.63: jumper, male, died
Robert Morris, 28
09.30.63: full article


13.
02.13.63: jumper, male, died
Hillard Miller, 48




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08.26.62: save, female
Hazel Rooks
her first attempt. she succeeded on 01.07.64.
12.
06.16.62: jumper, male, died
Francis Sears, 76




tbo.com, Parked on main span, jumped. Body recovered next day. Wife said he left home in cheerful mood.
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02.05.61: possibly suicidal, male
Charles Francis Hayes, 21
.11
01.26.61: jumper, male, died
William Robb, 43


01.27.61: full article




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12.24.60: save, female
unknown
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10.22.60: save, male
Clarence L. Tyler, 41


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07.18.60: save, female
Mary Stambaugh, 34


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1954-1959    1960-1965    1966-1972
1973-1975    1976-1978    1979-1981
1982-1987    1988-1992    1993-1997
 
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