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UPDATE: Body of Woman Recovered After Jumping from Bay Bridge

A woman apparently left her car on the bridge and jumped into the Chesapeake Bay early Friday morning, authorities said.

Updated (12:20 p.m.)—The body of a woman was recovered in the Chesapeake Bay after she apparently jumped from the Bay Bridge early Friday morning. 

Maryland Transportation Authority Police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Green said at 9:45 a.m., officers found an abandoned SUV parked on the east bound span of the bridge. At the same time, a water rescue was occurring below the bridge, conducted by the Maryland Natural Resources Police and the U.S. Coast Guard, Green said.

"My understanding is that an adult female was recovered from the waters," Green said. "She has since been pronounced deceased."

The woman was described by the Anne Arundel County Fire Department as a 40-year-old female.
Randall Duffy September 10, 2013 at 05:51 PM
I guess people think jumping off the bridge is a peaceful death...actually, you usually suffer a painful cardic arrest on the way down and hitting the water will feel like hitting concrete. I once found a bridge jumper 'floater'..... his hands were straight out stiff and he was floating on his back with his belly bloated with gas. Crabs had clung to his body. ( Not a peaceful death at All !!! )
sandy bannister September 13, 2013 at 03:58 PM
Is someone stops on the bridge at 9:45 A.M. surprise others would not have stopped to assist and perhaps stop a tragic death.
kj September 26, 2013 at 01:24 PM
This woman's death is no great loss ^^^ who says that. Maybe it's a great loss to her family and friends. Just because she jumped off the bay bridge and it's not the Golden Gate Bridge so no one should care. ... I'm sorry that was so inappropriate. I hope when you pass away it is doing it with style and taste so you will be this great loss you are in-visioning
James Freeman September 26, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Hey kj, you completely misinterpret my remarks. When I pass away, I plan to do so without notice, thereby inconveniencing no one, unlike this selfish woman who stopped traffic on the Bay Bridge for thousands.
Bonducca September 30, 2013 at 11:20 PM
Unlike Mr Freeman I find the Bay Bridges astonishingly wonderful - just because they aren't the Golden Gate doesn't mean they aren't lovely in their own way. As for his arrogance in assessing the death of someone he never met, let me suggest his own demise may not elicit any regrets from anyone who cares to know him now. And every person's death "inconveniences" someone, although some deaths are mourned more than others. Quelle idiot.
James Freeman October 03, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Quel dommage.
sharron iaquinta October 16, 2013 at 08:20 AM
I feel sorry for you Mr. Freeman, I am sure your comments were very hurtful to those who knew and loved this woman!
margretdzn October 27, 2013 at 12:48 PM
Wow, so a death that is done "quietly" is more important/considerate than a death that "inconveniences" others, such as traffic tie-ups....?

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