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Divers found Tony Scott's body hours after his jump from bridge

August 19, 2012 | 10:48 pm

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It took divers several hours to find the body of director Tony Scott after he jumped from the top of the Vincent Thomas Bridge, law enforcement sources said.

Witnesses told the Los Angeles Police Department that Scott got out of his Toyota Prius on the bridge on Sunday, scaled an 8- to 10-foot fence and jumped without any hesitation, the sources said.

Scott jumped off the bridge in San Pedro about 12:30 p.m. Sunday. It took several hours for the Los Angeles port police to locate and pull Scott's body out of the murky waters of L.A. Harbor, between San Pedro and Terminal Island, said LAPD Lt. Tim Nordquist.

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Dive teams were used in the search, the sources said.

It is unclear exactly where Scott's body was found.

A source said officials looked inside the car and determined it belonged to the famed movie director and producer. A note listing contact information was left in the car.

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A suicide note was later found in his office. Its contents were not revealed.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office confirmed his identity Sunday evening,

Scott, the brother of director Ridley Scott, directed "Top Gun,"  "Enemy of the State," "Beverly Hills Cop II" and "Crimson Tide."

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department and the coroner's office.


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Photo: Director Tony Scott posing for photographers during a press conference for the launch of his film 'Man on Fire' in Mexico City. Credit: Mario Guzman/EPA