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1966 - 1972 jump events

updated: 03.07.12
articles about skyway jumpers before this site was created.
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12.15.72: faller?, female, lived
Cecelia Rantanen, 59






tbo.com, Stopped car just south of main span, walked to railing with suitcase in hand, jumped. Held onto suitcase all the way down. She said it was accidental.
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09.18.72: jumper, male, died
Paul Panco, 40


29.
08.13.72: jumper, female, died
Charlotte Kelly, 58


tbo.com, Parked car on main span, tied handkerchief on door handle, jumped. Nearly struck fishermen under bridge.
28.
08.07.72: jumper, died
Howard Francis Keller, 40
08.10.72: full article
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03.20.72: save
Milton Weston, 70
27.
12.01.71: jumper, female, died
Bertha Tacea, 66
26.
09.02.71: jumper, female, lived • first reported jumper from the second span.
Diana Tyner, 52


tbo.com, Car abandoned on bridge. Bottle of pills found in car.
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05.19.71: second skyway span opens for two lanes of south bound traffic.
05.09.80: this newer span gets knocked down.
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01.22.71: article



our feeling exactly: "makes a public event of his departure".
jumping off the skyway is a public event. everyone gets to know.
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12.12.70: jumper, female, died
Esther VanRoo, 58


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09.09.66 - 12.11.70 • 4 years, 3 months
the longest known period of non-jumper activity in skyway history.
corrections • updates • additions
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09.08.66: save, female
Grace (last name unknown)
09.09.66: full article


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09.01.66: save, female
unknown, 25


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08.17.66: article about skyway nets.
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08.09.66: article
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08.08.66: full article
24.
08.01.66: jumper, male, died
Charles Winthrop Rogers, 65


tbo.com, Parked car on main span, jumped. Body recovered same day.
23.
07.12.66: jumper, male, died
Ulysses Harvey, 24




tbo.com, Jumped from the back of a moving taxi after forcing it to slow down. Despondent over marriage.
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