An early morning walker, navigating the newly installed trail underneath the north end of the Yaquina Bay Bridge discovered the body of a man who is believed to have jumped to his death sometime shortly after 6am Thursday. Police are calling it a suicide. Newport Police say his body was found on the rocks directly under the north end of span, adjacent to the hiking trail.
Police say they have identified the man and are contacting his family which live outside the area. They said no name will be given due to their concern for the safety and sanctity of his property until his family can come out and handle the last of his affairs.