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1976 - 1978 jump events

updated: 09.22.11
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?
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07.04.78: save, female
unknown


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06.30.78: save, male
unknown
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06.23.78: jumper, male, died
Kimball Scott, 31


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06.03.78: save
Evie J. Parker, 41
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04.07.78: climber/save, male
David Bootsma, 24
04.08.79: full article


03.11.79: full article
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02.09.78: jumper faker
Richard Rosemeier, 47


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11.25.77: save
Myrna Dobson, 41
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10.20.77: jumper, male, lived
Harry Brown, 16
05.22.09, anon, It occurred back in the late 70's/early 80's. Don't remember exactly. His name was Harry Brown. He was young - late teens/early twenties. I knew him personally and he was my friend. He lived after the jump. When I finally caught up with him, he said that he was despondant over a girlfriend issue. He was a nice guy.
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08.21.77: save, male
Pat Ragan, 23
08.22.77: full article
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06.26.77: intercepted
Gilbert Warner, 26
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06.08.77: save
William Upton, 26
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06.07.77: jumper, male, died
Robert Donovan, 32




11.01.09, joe, ft myers fl., (06.1977, pm, died), we were kids and we used to use the bridges for a drag strip. found a station wagon stopped and running. we saw a wallet on the seat but we didn't touch it another car started coming up the span so we hauled ass. my friend told me the next day that some guy had jumped off the bridge. what always hits me about it was that my mother would say " if so and so told you to jump off the skyway bridge would you do that too? I never told her about what happened that night.
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06.02.77: save
Cyrus Angelo Hadley, 23


06.03.77: full article
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03.27.77: jumper, male, died
Leonard Francis Logan, 41
03.28.77: full article
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09.30.76: jumper, female, died
Karen Serafy, 32
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04.28.76: jumper, female, died
Madeline Pope, 47
04.28.76: full article


tbo.com, Left note at home for husband, drove to top of bridge and jumped. Body recovered same day. Despondent over financially troubled carpet business.
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01.01.76: full article
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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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