Search underway for missing bridge jumper in Bonita Springs
FOX 4 Staff
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - A search is underway near the New Pass Bridge in Bonita Springs for a young man who jumped off the bridge and disappeared into the waters there.
Just after 6 a.m. the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a call about three young men jumping off the bridge for entertainment. Two managed to swim out of the water, a third never made it to shore.
So far search efforts by several area agencies have failed to find 23-year-old Jesse Ruth of Fort Myers.
Due to the nature of the incident the LCSO Major Crimes Unit is investigating.
The other two men jumping off the bridge with Ruth are identified as 23-year-old Cody Hilton of Bonita Springs and 27-year-old Eliseo Ruth Jr. of Fort Myers.