Firefighters douse small brush fire in San Dimas

Full story: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A 31-year-old man died after diving off of a cliff into body of water in the Chantry Flats area of the Angeles National Forest around noon Saturday, authorities said.
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Juan Garcia

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Jul 26, 2010
 
Did he hit the bottom or a rock? Story doesn't say much about what happened.

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Jul 26, 2010
 
Juan Garcia wrote:
Did he hit the bottom or a rock? Story doesn't say much about what happened.
I think he hit rock bottom! Oooowwwww!
no sanctuary

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Jul 26, 2010
 
There is nothing there deep enough to cushion a 25 ft dive. Darwin at work again.
Just me

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Jul 26, 2010
 
no sanctuary wrote:
There is nothing there deep enough to cushion a 25 ft dive. Darwin at work again.
Death is not funny.
Dale Aastrom

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Jul 26, 2010
 
We used to jump there all the time in 81-82 no problem
Juan Garcia

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Jul 26, 2010
 
No matter what it is still too bad! RIP
Disgust

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Jul 26, 2010
 
Did he jump off the top of sturdevant falls into the pond?? i'm not sure where there would be a pool of water which he thought would be deep enough?!?
RD OBryan

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Jul 26, 2010
 
no sanctuary wrote:
There is nothing there deep enough to cushion a 25 ft dive. Darwin at work again.
Darwin evidently got it all wrong as you are still alive, despite your inability to understand the meaning of the phrase "the cause of death is still undetermined." Not very intellectually "fit," if you ask me - unless of course your ideal form is a psuedo physics professor.
God bless you my sweet brother, David. We all love you and miss you.
Sarah

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Jul 26, 2010
 
Hmmm.. ignorant people.. this place, that you obviously have not been too is a beautiful oasis. Yes, they are deep enough to dive into. And since I know him and have loved him he was not fat enough to have been to heavy either. He was a good man with a kind heart... he taught me a lot about a few things and gave me a different perspective. He was loved and will be missed.
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Jul 26, 2010
 
Juan Garcia wrote:
Did he hit the bottom or a rock? Story doesn't say much about what happened.
I think he hit a rock on the botte,
Bell

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Jul 26, 2010
 
The Bell politicians drove him over the cliff.
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Jul 26, 2010
 
Just me wrote:
<quoted text> Death is not funny.
My comment was not intended as a joke. Diving into a pool without knowing it is deep enough and safe makes no sense. Doing so can result in death or lifetime paralysis.
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Jul 27, 2010
 
Wow, thats really sad to hear. I was there earlier this summer with friends jumping off of a 15 ft cliff at Hermit Falls (feet first). I actually bruised my big toe on a rock at the bottom of the pool on my first jump.

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Jul 27, 2010
 
I agree....the story should provide more information.

Hermit Falls is a popular swimming area near Chantry Flats, with several waterfalls and swimming holes to jump-in. I have been cliff jumping at Hermit Falls my whole life. Anywhere from 25 ft to 80 ft, but only when we've examined the water levels and checked for rocks/debris. Just search Youtube for 'Hermit Falls' and see for yourself just how many people go there to cliff-dive.

What's even worse than the popularity of this place is the epidemic of certain “people” who ALWAYS leave their litter and beer cans there. Now there are people dying from added ignorance. Really a shame if this is indeed where this young man lost his life.

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Jul 27, 2010
 
I have no idea why the title of the article says "Firefighters douse small brush fire in San Dimas"........
RD OBryan

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Jul 27, 2010
 
no sanctuary wrote:
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My comment was not intended as a joke. Diving into a pool without knowing it is deep enough and safe makes no sense. Doing so can result in death or lifetime paralysis.
Then you REALLY need to work on your writing skills, slick. Not only do they reveal a cerebral paralysis on your part, but an emotional one as well. My brother may have dove or jumped in feet first. The exact physiology of his death have not been established and may never be. He walked out of the water, which more or less makes a spinal cord compromising vertebral fracture unlikely.

Jumping or diving into a shallow body of water may indeed have serious repercussions to the human anatomy. However, the impact on the anatomy would vary significantly depending on which end of the body goes in first.
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Jul 27, 2010
 
RD, be careful when chastising others' writing skills.

"The exact physiology of his death have not been established and may never be."

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Jul 27, 2010
 
You know there is a saying/phrase people often use "testing the waters'.

It is in our venacular for a reason.

Sorry that he is dead, but he should have tested tested the waters.

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Jul 27, 2010
 
Apologies for the double word.
RD OBryan

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Jul 27, 2010
 
Mufon wrote:
RD, be careful when chastising others' writing skills.
"The exact physiology of his death have not been established and may never be."
Sir or mam, be careful about nitpicking spelling or sentence structure errors. David is my brother and I did not appreciate the emotionally retarded tone by the use of the Darwinian reference (survival of the fittest) especially in light of the fact that his death has no definitive cause at this time.

Get it? He's my brother. My whole family is devastated. Walk in those shoes before considering the use of sarcastic or cynical statements about someone you know nothing about.

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