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Two Men Saved After Jumping From Florida Keys Bridge

Pair jumped from Vaca Cut Bridge around 2:15 a.m.: Sheriff's office

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    Two Men Saved After Jumping From Florida Keys Bridge
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    Two men are lucky to be alive after they jumped from a Florida Keys bridge early Tuesday morning, authorities said.

    John Gelnaw, 19, and Alec Ferguson, 20, jumped from the Vaca Cut Bridge around 2:15 a.m., according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

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    It was unknown why the pair jumped into the water, authorities said.

    A man who was in the area heard the men yelling for help as they floated with the current out toward the bayside, and called the sheriff's office.

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    A deputy responded by boat and was able to find the men and pull them to safety after they'd spent about an hour in the water, the sheriff's office said.

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    Gelnaw and Ferguson, both of Ormond Beach, were checked out by rescue units and were uninjured.

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