drongozone: Last line of article is a first:"Hegstrom said witnesses interviewed do not believe alcohol was involved."
dpaul007: Dumbass tag on vacation?
spawn73: He should have belly flopped, then he wouldn't have hit the bottom.
weapon13: spawn73: He should have belly flopped, then he wouldn't have hit the bottom.Now that would have been something to see...
Tyrone Slothrop: If video games have taught me correctly, he should be fine. You can fall any distance into chest-high water or deeper without suffering injury.
robertus: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]Approves
Snarfangel: weapon13: spawn73: He should have belly flopped, then he wouldn't have hit the bottom.Now that would have been something to see...[ihopmenu.org image 850x566]
RobSeace: Tyrone Slothrop: If video games have taught me correctly, he should be fine. You can fall any distance into chest-high water or deeper without suffering injury.Or, a small pile of hay!
Mad Scientist: He fixes the cable?
gopher321: We've already answered this. He fixes the cable. NOW STFU & GBTW
ransack.: IT'S NOT DARWIN WHEN THE FOOL IS AGED 50YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND NATURAL SELECTION
Ex-Texan: We have the ol Hamilton Pool near Austin,a collapsedlimestone cave
studebaker hoch: I wonder if it was the rock at party Cove? It isn't 100 feet, but jumping from it feels like re-entering from orbit. You get a couple seconds of hang time.It used to be "safe", as far as cliff jumps go, in that the cliff is overhanging and you couldn't hit the bottom. Boats flock to the cove for its secluded beach, and on big summer weekends there can be a line of people waiting to jump, kids included.Everyone I know who uses that lake has jumped off that rock at some point.It's getting sketchier in recent years. A river is filling the cove with sediment brought down after a fire a few years ago, raising the level of the lake bottom. The lake surface is low because they're working on the dam.I don't know that the guy died here, but this is by far the most popular jumping rock at Apache.
Ex-Texan: We have the ol Hamilton Pool near Austin,a collapsedlimestone cave, where in the '70s, and on private land, you pay the farmer a few bucks to go through the barbed wire, and jump off the top, a bit over a hundred feet, there were a few rocks there, occasionally, you'd hear of someone hitting one. A few people paralyzed, a couple killed. This was before the rancher gave it to the state. It's slowly undergone "improvements, making it nicer, or as I tell my kids "Gay it up".NTTAWWT. If you swim to the center, you can try to swim to the bottom, but I've never touched it. you get water dripping off the limestone, that's really cold.As I've been told about rappeling "it's not the fall that kills you, but the sudden stop at the end". It was a lot of fun, until it wasn't.BTW, the Six flags reference was funny as Ph^ck. I really laughed out loud when I read it.Alcohol NOT involved. Really?
NFA: Why the hell would a 50 year old man be jumping into water from 100 feet? At that height you're entering the height range that kills regardless of how deep the water.
Lava Lamp Repairman: What Apache Lake may look like...not sure where he found a 100' right cliff above the water.[i364.photobucket.com image 850x265]
sonorangal: Yes you can nearer to the dams on both ends because it is all cliff no beaches. I haven't been there in awhile, but am sure the water level is also low due to drought going on right now.
studebaker hoch: What a 100 45- 50 foot cliff jump may look likeNo thanks.
twiztedjustin: 100 feet will kill you no matter how deep the water is.
ReverendJynxed: twiztedjustin: 100 feet will kill you no matter how deep the water is.Orly?Dana Kunze held the world high diving record at 172 ft (52.42 m). Then there was Oliver Favre who dove 177 ft (53.94 m) into open water in 1987 in France.
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