Swimmer drowns and another is missing after pair jumped off ‘Jaws’ bridge in Martha’s Vineyard

Author: Yuvi August 16, 2022


Swimmer drowns and another is missing after pair jumped off ‘Jaws’ bridge in Martha’s Vineyard

Two unknown men were part of a larger group that jumped off the famous bridge in Martha’s Vineyard late Sunday night Massachusetts State Police found one of the two jumpers early Monday morning from the location featured in the 1975 summer blockbuster, which is a common activity for locals and guests to the vacation hotspotThe search was suspended until Tuesday for the other victim as marine and dive units look to expand their explore further into the ocean side of the bridgeThe names of the two men have not been released by local authorities as the Massachusetts State Police have since taken over the investigation

One man was found dead and another is still missing after the pair jumped off the ‘Jaws’ bridge in Martha’s Vineyard.

The two swimmers got into trouble at the spot in Edgartown, Massachusetts, where the bridge made famous by the 1975 Steven Spielberg summer blockbuster was the sight of the incident.

According to police, two young adult males jumped into the ocean from the bridge between Edgartown and Oak Bluffs and did not return.

At around 9.30am, search units recovered the body of one of the victims.

Marine Unit and Dive Teams continue to conduct search operations for the second victim, which has since shifted their search focus on the ocean side of the bridge.

Officials confirmed late Monday afternoon that the search for the second male has been suspended until tomorrow, at which time State Police and Environmental Police will continue the search using side scan sonar.

One man was found dead near the ‘Jaws’ bridge Monday morning as another man is ‘presumed dead’ after a late-night group jump

The two men jumped off the 'Jaws' Bridge late Sunday night and never returned as one body was found Monday morning and the other remains missing (file)

The two men jumped off the ‘Jaws’ Bridge late Sunday night and never returned as one body was found Monday morning and the other remains missing (file)

Locals reports also claim that there may have been as many as nine people jumping from the bridge on the night of the fatality.

However, all reports say that only two men went missing and one has since been found dead.

The names of the two men have not been released by local authorities as the Massachusetts State Police have since taken over the investigation.

The ‘Jaws Bridge’, formally known as the American Legion Memorial Bridge, was nicknamed for its appearance in ‘Jaws,’ which was filmed on Martha’s Vineyard.

The bridge is located on Beach Rd connecting Edgartown and Oak Bluffs and is the site of many child and adult jumps during the summer months.

In the film, the bridge is included in the climactic moments where the shark swims from Cow Bay into Sengekontacket, attacks someone and swims back out to sea.

The bridge is located on Beach Rd connecting Edgartown and Oak Bluffs and is the site of many child and adult jumps during the summer months (file)

The bridge is located on Beach Rd connecting Edgartown and Oak Bluffs and is the site of many child and adult jumps during the summer months (file)

The 'Jaws Bridge', formally known as the American Legion Memorial Bridge, was nicknamed for its appearance in 'Jaws,' which was filmed on Martha's Vineyard (file)

The ‘Jaws Bridge’, formally known as the American Legion Memorial Bridge, was nicknamed for its appearance in ‘Jaws,’ which was filmed on Martha’s Vineyard (file)

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