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1960 - 1965 jump events

updated: 08.09.15
articles about skyway jumpers before this site was created.
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11.10.65: jumper, male, died
Robert Dooley, 41
tbo.com, Abandoned car on northbound side of main span and jumped. Body found six days later.
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07.11.65: article • full article
21.
05.01.65: jumper, female, lived
Frances Lewis, 33
tbo.com, Rescued by fishermen in boat she nearly struck.
20.
03.09.65: jumper, male, lived
William Russell, 29

 
 
  
tbo.com, Rescued by Coast Guard. Stopped his car on bridge, walked to car behind him, said he was going to jump. Then jumped.
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02.02.65: jump faker
William Arnott, 22
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10.31.64: jumper, lived
James Edgar Smith, 45
11.01.64: full article
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07.09.64: jumper, male, died
Willie Jay Hardy, 49
tbo.com, Parked car at top of main span, jumped. Body recovered same day. 
17.
06.08.64: jumper, male, died
William Verburg, 49
16.
02.29.64: jumper, male, died
Steward Barton Axtell, 44
tbo.com, Left car running on bridge. Body found same day. Doctor said he was under psychiatric care.
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01.07.64: jumper, female, died • her second attempt succeeds after failing on 08.26.62.
Hazel Rooks, 41

 
 
Parked car on center span, left engine running, jumped. Body recovered same day. This was her second attempt. Stopped by another motorist on 08.26.62.
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09.30.63: jumper, male, died
Robert Morris, 28
09.30.63: full article


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02.13.63: jumper, male, died
Hillard Miller, 48

 
 


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08.26.62: save, female • her first attempt. she succeeded on 01.07.64.
Hazel Rooks
12.
06.16.62: jumper, male, died
Francis Sears, 76


tbo.com, Parked on main span, jumped. Body recovered next day. Wife said he left home in cheerful mood.
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02.05.61: possibly suicidal, male
Charles Francis Hayes, 21
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01.26.61: jumper, male, died
William Robb, 43


01.27.61: full article

 
 
 
 
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12.24.60: save, female
unknown
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10.22.60: save, male
Clarence L. Tyler, 41


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07.18.60: save, female
Mary Stambaugh, 34

 
 
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