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Man ‘Mystified’ By Wife’s Death At Hoover Dam

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An aerial view shows the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge part of the Hoover Dam Bypass Project behind the Hoover Dam on Oct. 26, 2010 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Ne. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

An aerial view shows the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge part of the Hoover Dam Bypass Project behind the Hoover Dam on Oct. 26, 2010 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Ne. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — The husband of a woman who fell to her death from the Hoover Dam bypass bridge into the Colorado River says he is “mystified” about what happened.

Sixty-year-old Tom Tyler says his wife was headed to work “and was happy to be working” shortly before she died. The Clark County coroner says the death of 51-year-old Colleen Tyler on Monday was a suicide and that she fell nearly 1,000 feet.

She worked in administrative support for a Clark County agency.

Tom Tyler told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that his wife was smiling the last time he saw her and that he saw no signs of depression.

The death is the second in less than two weeks at the bypass bridge. Four people have died there since it opened in October 2010.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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