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A man was pronounced dead as a result of jumping off the Walnut Street Bridge near 30th Street Station last Sunday. 

Credit: Kristen Grabarz

A man died Sunday afternoon by jumping off the Walnut Street Bridge near 30th Street Station.

Philadelphia Police Sgt. Gregory Caputo, who recovered the body from the water, said the victim jumped in about 25 feet away from the eastern bank of the Schuylkill River. He removed his clothing before leaping over the edge, according to paramedics on the scene. The man, who Caputo estimated was in his 40s, was unconscious by the time Caputo reached him. Upon bringing the man to shore, paramedics attempted to resuscitate him, but after their attempts failed, he was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of drowning.

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