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"Jumper" in the Water Off 79th Street Causeway, Condition Unknown UPDATED

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Someone appears to have fallen from the 79th Street Causeway, although it's not yet clear whether it was a suicide attempt or an accident.

"We do have a person in the water, but we are not sure of their condition," said Miami Police spokesman Freddie Cruz. A spokesman for North Bay Village Police said it was a "jumper."

UPDATE: Miami police say the man was a fisherman who fell into the water by accident. Cops sent in rescue divers, but the man died at the scene. Police have not yet revealed his identity.


Passersby -- including New Times' own Alex Rodriguez -- reported traffic delays and heavy police presence on the bridge:

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