The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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December 15, 2009

Man dies after bridge jump

An Indiana man is dead after authorities say he apparently jumped from the New River Gorge Bridge Tuesday morning.

At 5:10 a.m., deputies were notified of an abandoned vehicle parked on the bridge, Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler said. Deputies, assisted by National Park Service rangers and Fayetteville Fire Department personnel, found the man’s body beneath the bridge.

The victim was identified as a 27-year-old New Albany, Ind., resident. His name was not released. New Albany is just across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky.

— Amelia A. Pridemore

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