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UPDATE: Body of Woman Recovered After Jumping from Bay Bridge

A woman apparently left her car on the bridge and jumped into the Chesapeake Bay early Friday morning, authorities said.

UPDATE: Body of Woman Recovered After Jumping from Bay Bridge
Updated (12:20 p.m.)—The body of a woman was recovered in the Chesapeake Bay after she apparently jumped from the Bay Bridge early Friday morning. 

Maryland Transportation Authority Police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Green said at 9:45 a.m., officers found an abandoned SUV parked on the east bound span of the bridge. At the same time, a water rescue was occurring below the bridge, conducted by the Maryland Natural Resources Police and the U.S. Coast Guard, Green said.

"My understanding is that an adult female was recovered from the waters," Green said. "She has since been pronounced deceased."

The woman was described by the Anne Arundel County Fire Department as a 40-year-old female.

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