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Driver exits disabled car, plunges 30 feet off Sunshine Skyway bridge into bay

Sunshine Skyway linking Manatee and St. Petersberg.
Sunshine Skyway linking Manatee and St. Petersberg. AP File

Authorities said the man who fell 30 feet off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge late Sunday was trying to change a tire before he dropped.

Reginald D. White, 43, of Bradenton, suffered minor injuries according to the Florida Highway Patrol. He was riding northbound about 9:19 p.m. when his rear right tire blew out, troopers said.

Rescuers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission found White in the water. He was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.

No further information was immediately available.

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