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Santa Barbara Man Dies in Apparent Jump Off Bridge

Search & Rescue personnel find the body in terrain below the Cold Spring Bridge

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Search & Rescue team members on Wednesday recovered the body of a man who apparently had jumped to his death off the Cold Spring Bridge.

Public information officer Drew Sugars said that about 7:49 a.m. Wednesday, the sheriff’s department received a call of a suicide at the bridge, on Highway 154.

Responding Search & Rescue personnel spotted a body in the terrain below the bridge. Sugars said the coroner’s report indicated that the man had died from blunt force trauma, consistent with a fall.

The name of the 39-year-old Santa Barbara man is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Noozhawk staff writer Sonia Fernandez can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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