Update: Body Recovered After Man Jumps From I-10 Blackwater River Bridge

July 10, 2024

UPDATE FROM FHP: The body of a male subject has just been located and recovered. This is still early stages of the investigation.

Traffic was delayed Wednesday afternoon on I-10 over the Blackwater River bridge near Bagdad in Santa Rosa County.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a trooper rolled up on a vehicle stopped with flashers on at the I-10 westbound bridge about 2:15 p.m. Troopers said it appeared the driver intentionally struck the bridge before jumping off the bridge into the water.

Multiple witnesses told FHP that a black male about 30-years-old got out of the vehicle and jumped off the bridge. Multiple agencies responded and began searching for the man.

The search had turned into a recovery operation as of 3:15 p.m. Traffic was backed up both east and westbound on I-10 in the area.

Additional information was not released.

Pictured: A traffic camera image shows the I-10 bridge over the Blackwater River Wednesday afternoon.


2 Responses to “Update: Body Recovered After Man Jumps From I-10 Blackwater River Bridge”

  1. EMD on July 11th, 2024 11:16 am

    This is a messed up sad world humans have made of the perfect one God created, I can understand the deteriorated mental state of so many now days, especially after the criminal covid debacle. Condolences to the family and friends of this young man.

  2. Charlotte Bates on July 11th, 2024 12:46 am

    How sad. Praying for his family and friends.

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