Coronado Bridge
The Coronado Bridge over San Diego Bay. Photo by Nehrams2020 via Wikimedia Commons

A man jumped to his death from the Coronado Bridge Saturday, the California Highway Patrol said.

The suicide happened at 12:23 p.m. when the man stopped his vehicle mid-span on the bridge, got out, walked around his vehicle and then jumped into the San Diego Bay, according to a CHP incident report.

Fire department personnel located his body at 12:54 p.m.

The suicide occurred despite the recent installation of spike strips to try to deter jumpers. Caltrans is studying whether to install more extensive barriers along the bridge.

Authorities reminded residents of the free San Diego County suicide prevention line at 888-724-7240

–City News Service