Jumpers usually do not survive the 22...

Jumpers usually do not survive the 220-foot plunge

There are 35 comments on the KFIV-AM Modesto story from May 22, 2013, titled Jumpers usually do not survive the 220-foot plunge. In it, KFIV-AM Modesto reports that:

A California sailing crew is being celebrated for rescuing a man who jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge.

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“Whip it, whip it good”

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#1 May 23, 2013
I have heard that it is not the falling that kills you. It is the sudden stop at the bottom that messes you up.

“229 Strong”

Since: Nov 11

Climax, Kentucky

#2 May 23, 2013
splat!

“Hey Moe ! ! !”

Since: May 12

Alapaha , Georgia

#3 May 23, 2013
Musikologist wrote:
splat!
Nope...Splash!!

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#4 May 23, 2013
I know rite. The seam usually splits under the arm, the neckline stretches and the holes they get on the elbows are irreparable.

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#5 May 23, 2013
They all survive the first 119 ft. Maybe they should lower the bridge a foot.

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#6 May 23, 2013
Dammit. "219"

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#7 May 23, 2013
Hitting the water after a 200 foot drop is like hitting concrete.

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#8 May 23, 2013
I think I'd die of fright after the first 50.

“frequently laughing”

Since: Apr 09

Hotel California

#9 May 23, 2013
This article has more details.

http://sfist.com/2013/05/22/man_jumps_off_gol...
Mark Spitz Swallows

Huntington, NY

#10 May 23, 2013
What saved him was the fact that he held the pike position true to form, rotated 38 times, and entered the water perfectly with minimum splash.

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#11 May 23, 2013
Mark Spitz Swallows wrote:
What saved him was the fact that he held the pike position true to form, rotated 38 times, and entered the water perfectly with minimum splash.
ANd yet still only got a 6.5 from the Tiburon judge.
Dr Stinko

Hampton, VA

#12 May 23, 2013
That's because they hit the water at >100mph!

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#13 May 23, 2013
There is a documentary, 'The Bridge' about suicide jumpers on the Golden Gate bridge...

“Whip it, whip it good”

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#14 May 24, 2013
No comprende why some persons choose violent way to leave? Life is painful to want to die? Choose a quiet escape not chaotic. What they seeking, peace at last, no? Always with chaos the gamble is danger of maiming not death. Then the hell being trapped in broken body to weak to escape.:(
Hard Financial Times

Huntington, NY

#15 May 24, 2013
The sailing crew would have sailed on by but the guy had a $50 bill hanging out of his pocket.

Since: Nov 10

Powellton WV

#16 May 24, 2013
quilterqueen wrote:
I think I'd die of fright after the first 50.
I hate bridges.

I'd die of fright standing on it looking over:)

“New & Improved..”

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#17 May 24, 2013

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

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South Bend, IN

#18 May 24, 2013
220, 221 -- whatever it takes.

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Powellton WV

#19 May 24, 2013
justaguess wrote:
http://www.anonymousartofrevol ution.com/2013/01/plagued-by-l oneliness-and-weary-of-his.htm l
I guess space isn't the place to go to "end it all." lol

“Easy does it... ”

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#20 May 24, 2013
http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-ac...

After reading a little of this article, makes me wonder how the guy lived. Hopefully he's wise enough not to waste a second chance.

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