Body found below Foresthill Bridge identified

Coroner says Oregon man died from jump off span
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Auburn, CA - The Placer County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has identified the man found in the American River Tuesday morning as Peter Matthew Wynters, 30, from Newport, Ore. An autopsy revealed that Wynters died from injuries consistent with jumping from the Foresthill Bridge. His body was found by a hiker in the water at 11 a.m. Tuesday, directly under the span. The man’s body was recovered with the assistance of the sheriff’s dive team and helicopter. Wynters is the first suicide victim to plummet from the span this year. According to an unofficial count culled from Journal and sheriff’s records, he is the 63rd victim in 39 years. Four people lost their lives after falls from the bridge last year. All were categorized as suicides. ~ Staff report