St. Petersburg police say girl dies after suspect threw her from bridge into Tampa Bay

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.