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Local cliffs, daredevils a risky mix | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 74 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 14, 2011, titled Local cliffs, daredevils a risky mix | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Lindsay Rath, 22, plunges into the water hole near the Rock Mill Bridge as Patrick Kahble, 21, waits his turn.

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Cowlumbus Born

Delaware, OH

#64 Jul 14, 2011
It's funny, a few people from a TV staion jumped off the cliff while they did a news video of them doing it. What else can I say?
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#65 Jul 14, 2011
Sam17 wrote:
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This would make an excellent definition for our culture today.
Humans in the year 2011 -
People making big deal about things that are not a big deal.
First time in history THAT ever happened.
Retired

Nashport, OH

#66 Jul 14, 2011
Cygnus wrote:
I made this jump many times as a kid. I also scaled the bear claws up the face of Mt Pleasant, and many other dangerous things I wouldn't repeat now. Still here to tell the story, much to the chagrin of some..
Times were different when we did it - too chicken to make the jump, did scale the front of Mt. Pleasant (and I'm a girl). In retrospect, both are incredibly dangerous/stupid, but if we'd been hurt, our parents would have been responsible for our injuries. After our bodies had a chance to heal, we'd have gotten our butts kicked, not the case today. Too bad everyone who wants to jump now can't be required to sign a waiver!
Hayduke

Valparaiso, IN

#67 Jul 14, 2011
Hmm wrote:
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Well more people die in car crashes than plane crashes, but it doesn't mean we don't regulate airplanes. Do you realize how much it costs for EMS and law enforcement to respond if a person gets injured doing this? JUST the ambulance being dispatched is an automatic $500-$1000. Honestly, if they want to be dumb that's their right. But then they should have to pay all the costs out of pocket, which will never happen.
It doesn't cost anything to dispatch a fire squad
They get the same pay when they're sleeping as they do when they are "saving lives"
20 runs... Or no runs... Same pay
Cities use the "cost" argument to bill insurance companies
steve cbus

Columbus, OH

#68 Jul 14, 2011
OB healthcare will take care of them when they can not feed themselves or go to the bathroom on their own. Wouldn't waste the gas to pick them up if they get hurt. Parents should be charge for all the costs that the police and fire departments run up....
steve cbus

Columbus, OH

#69 Jul 14, 2011
Darren wrote:
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That's nothing more than a BULL**** response and I am sick to friggin' death of hearing it. It does NOT cost $1,000 to send a squad out. Both the medics and the equipment are ALREADY being paid for by the citizens of the area.
So, what are you saying, that medics don't get paid when they are sitting on their duffs at the station?
Fact is that this is their JOB. Do you get extra money if you actually have to DO your job?
the money has to come from somewhere and it comes from the taxpayer...
Charlie

Lewis Center, OH

#70 Jul 14, 2011
This is bullshit. My parents jumped at rockmill and so did their parents before them. The spot is a beautiful central ohio landmark that people have been visiting and jumping at for hundreds of years. Anyone who jumps assumes the risks involved and needs to take responsibility for their actions. I've personally logged hundreds of jumps and never once had a bad experience. The bottom of the sink hole is nothing but pea gravel and I have never once encountered any foreign objects in the pool. I can't wait for the sheriff to come and fine the 15+ people who are there at any given time on a nice day, including the toddlers and middle aged adults! As for me, I'm not going to stop enjoying this spot any time in the near future.
Misleading

New Albany, OH

#71 Jul 14, 2011
It is almost impossible to hit the rocks when you jump off of Rock Mill. Even if you managed to slip off the top, for whatever reason, falling forward would without question result in you landing past the jutted rocks; these are not actually as convex as this article would have you believe. The hole is HUGE! You can't miss it! Look at the picture! Even if you ran and then jumped off of the top, it would be impossible to clear the entire length of the pool. As for debris, I have jumped numerous times and have never hit any of the so called "debris" at the bottom. I liked it more when they would just tell you to leave :(
what

Bucyrus, OH

#72 Jul 14, 2011
i used to do this years ago. not here, at another bridge. boy, i'd never do it now!
On the Hill

Zanesville, OH

#73 Jul 15, 2011
Hmm wrote:
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You do realize that if someone gets hurt, FAR more of "your tax money" will be spent rescuing and treating them? Guess what? It's MY tax money too (and I can almost bet I pay a heck of a lot more than you, but I still respect your opinion) and I want the cops out there stopping these idiots. I'd rather pay a cop's salary for the hour that it takes to chase them off than the medical bills incurred when EMS and hospitals have to treat them. Heck, if they issue a citation then it would negate the cop's salary.
Nice that you know my salary and what I pay in taxes want to share my name too?? Far more is spent on illeagals medical cost than injuries from this watering hole.
madrussian

Columbus, OH

#74 Jul 15, 2011
Sam17 wrote:
People who point out spelling and grammar errors in chats should receive misdemeanor citations.
I pointed out much more than that you incompetent boob.
madrussian

Columbus, OH

#75 Jul 15, 2011
Sharon Columbus wrote:
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My goodness I deeply apologize for my lack of correct spelling! I'm only a graduate, with a stable job and certainly not perfect. So again I apologize for making an error.
The point isn't the senior cannot read maybe this person is going blind and simply needs a little assistance. Sorry for me being compassionate.
The rest isn't worth my time to reply! Have a nice day
That's what children and relatives are for. If you don't have anyone in your life it's time to look in the mirror. Make friends.
madrussian

Columbus, OH

#76 Jul 15, 2011
Charlie wrote:
This is ****. My parents jumped at rockmill and so did their parents before them. The spot is a beautiful central ohio landmark that people have been visiting and jumping at for hundreds of years. Anyone who jumps assumes the risks involved and needs to take responsibility for their actions. I've personally logged hundreds of jumps and never once had a bad experience. The bottom of the sink hole is nothing but pea gravel and I have never once encountered any foreign objects in the pool. I can't wait for the sheriff to come and fine the 15+ people who are there at any given time on a nice day, including the toddlers and middle aged adults! As for me, I'm not going to stop enjoying this spot any time in the near future.
You go Charlie! Good for you. There are cliff divers all over the countries that touch the Pacific and the Caribbean. They have been doing it for THOUSANDS of years. Wouldn't history be different if our good ole American NANNY STATE fearmongers were involved. They'be be like, "Oh NO! I'm sorry you CAN'T jump from that cliff here in Tahiti. It is MUCH TOO DANGEROUS for you and believe me, Mr. Island Native, I KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU. Now get back to studying the Bible I just gave you and put down your spear before you hurt someone". Soon after you hear the sound of an ignorant Caucasian being stabbed and thrown from the same cliff. ahahahahahaha
Cynical

Columbus, OH

#77 Jul 16, 2011
My gut says "Let 'em jump. Let Darwinism clean out the gene pool."

The part that they are leaving out is the emotional toll on the emergency personnel when Darwin wins. That's the part that really sucks.

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