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Man jumps to death from 956-foot-high Royal Gorge Bridge

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Posted at 12:02 AM, Jul 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-21 02:03:44-04

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) -- Authorities have recovered the body of a man who jumped from the Royal Gorge Bridge in southern Colorado.

Sgt. Clint Robertson with the Canon City Police Department says the man, whose name has not been released, jumped from the west side of the popular tourist bridge on Tuesday afternoon. The Pueblo Chieftain reports the man, described as between 55 and 60 years old, was recovered with the help of a special vehicle used by the Royal Gorge Route Railroad.

The suspension bridge spans the Arkansas River at a height of 956 feet.'

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