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Naked FWB man jumps from Shalimar bridge, doesn't remember the night's events

Special to Gannett

A naked 52-year-old Fort Walton Beach man was rescued by deputies Tuesday morning after he jumped from the Shalimar bridge, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

A deputy spotted the nude man walking across the bridge shortly before 2 a.m.

The man climbed onto a rail and ignored a deputy's commands to stop, OCSO reported.

The Niceville Fire Department Marine Unit helped Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies rescue a naked man from under the Shalimar Bridge early Tuesday.

Instead, he hung by his hands before releasing his grip and falling into Garnier Bayou. Members of the Niceville Fire Department Marine Unit found him unharmed, lying between the pilings.

The man said he has no recollection of the night's events, according to OCSO.