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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – St. Petersburg police say a girl has died after being thrown from a bridge into Tampa Bay and a suspect is in custody.
Public information officer Yolanda Fernandez told The Associated Press that rescuers who found the girl attempted to resuscitate her. She was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead early Thursday morning. She was not immediately identified.
Fernandez said in an earlier statement that a St. Petersburg police officer saw a person throw the girl in the water.
She said the officer was initiating a traffic stop of a speeding vehicle around midnight. She says the officer saw the driver stop on a bridge on the approach to the Sunshine Skyway and throw the child over.
The driver was apprehended and is in custody.