Police are investigating after a cyclist apparently fell to his death from a bridge near downtown Miami early Wednesday.
Officers arrived at the scene around 6 a.m. near the South Miami Bridge, connecting the downtown area to Brickell, after reports that a man had fallen into the water near the area.
Investigators believe it was an accident and the victim may have been a cyclist who tried to beat the draw bridge, but ended up falling to his death.
The man was later identified as 58-year-old Fred Anthony Medina.
Miami Police Department spokesperson Kenia Fallat confirmed the bridge was shutdown in both directions while detectives investigated the man's death and the circumstances surrounding it.
The bridge reopened shortly before 9:30 a.m. for vehicles but remained closed for pedestrians and boats.
Officials have not released any additional information, including the man’s identity.
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