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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Teen Jumps Off Golden Gate Bridge, Survives

Posted By on Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 6:06 PM

click to enlarge One too many jumpers
  • One too many jumpers

A teen from Sonoma County jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge today during a school field trip, yet survived after falling nearly 250 feet.

Media outlets are reporting that at about 11 a.m., the Windsor High School student jumped from the eastern sidewalk, just south of the South Tower.

The 17-year-old swam to the shore, where he was assisted by a surfer nearby.

He had no injuries, but was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, the California Highway Patrol told reporters today.

The boy was on a field trip with a teacher and at least 40 other students, some of whom say he might have jumped to impress his classmates.

The CHP is investigating it as a possible suicide.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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