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Man who jumped from Skyway dies

A 35-year old Lackawanna man who late Wednesday jumped from the top of the Skyway died Thursday morning in Erie County Medical Center, according to a Buffalo Police Department spokesman.

The unidentified man, who had been listed in critical condition, was retrieved about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday from Lake Erie by the Buffalo Police Department Underwater Recovery Team, with assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard and Buffalo Fire Department.

Buffalo police at the time described the incident as an apparent suicide attempt.

Crisis Services offers a free 24-hour hotline for anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts or having mental health issues at (716) 834-3131.

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