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Tuesday, September 28, 2021


Dog Safely Recovered Off Ledge of Skyway Bridge by Passing Motorist

At approximately 5:14 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2019, a dog was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Skyway Bridge. 

The dog, which appeared to be a dachshund, jumped onto the outer ledge of the bridge about halfway up the incline of the bridge. 

Motorist trying to catch dog on the Skyway Bridge
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Many motorists stopped in an attempt to rescue the dog from falling or getting struck by passing vehicles.

According to Sgt. Steve Gaskins from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a passing motorist stopped and retrieved the dog safely.

No additional information is available at this time. 

Video from passing motorist

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