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Teenager survives fall from Golden Gate Bridge

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Teen Girl Survives Fall From San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge
Second Teenager to Survive a Fall From the Bridge in Past Two Months

SAN FRANCISCO April 18, 2011

A teenage girl who plummeted from the Golden Gate Bridge was recuperating in a hospital today, making her the second teenager to survive a fall from the San Francisco landmark.

Witnesses reported seeing the 16-year-old girl, who has not been publicly identified, go over the side of the bridge at 10:56 a.m. Sunday. The Coast Guard was able to recover the young woman who was responsive.

"The girl was conscious when she was pulled from the water," Coast Guard spokeswoman Laura Williams told ABC News.

The Coast Guard rushed the girl to shore where the San Francisco Fire Department took her to Marin General Hospital.

It has not been determined if she fell or jumped off of the bridge.

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pretty lucky considering the bridge has something like a 98% death rate if people jump?(I'm probly wrong, but the chances of surviving were somewhat low)

I remember when they were talking about the other teenager that jumped, apparently for the fun of it. A surfer ended up telling him it was a stupid thing to do :laugh:.

Imagine if she did jump and she hit the water but came back up........I'd be like "Wtf?? It was ment to bloody work D:! Argh >:|" lol


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pretty lucky considering the bridge has something like a 98% death rate if people jump?l
I don't even want to think about what some of those people went through before they perished. I'm sure it happens that not every single person dies on impact or is knocked unconscious and never regains consciousness. I would guess a certain number of people drown/freeze. To me, drowning and freezing simultaneously would be one of the worst ways to go imaginable.
It's all down to how they fell which dictates the outcome,I watched the documentary and they interviewed the male survivor who decided he wanted to live on the way down.


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Probably best not to jump on a windy day as they say the wind slowed him down.And I'd go when there's not many people around too, in case I'm unconscious but not dead yet. I'd be OK with drowning or freezing while unconscious.
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There's a documentary about people jumping off the Golden Gate bridge can't remember it's name though, I'd like to know what her outlook on life is like now after surviving that fall, assuming it was an attempted suicide.
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