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(AZCentral)   Pop quiz: A man jumps off a 100 foot cliff into a body of water 17 feet deep. What happens next?   (azcentral.com) divider line 98
    More: Sad, Apache Lake, MCSO Spokesman Christopher Hegstrom, Maricopa County Sheriff's Office  
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2014-05-26 10:19:41 AM  
Man dies after jumping into Apache Lake


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apache, jump in it!  jump in it!
 
2014-05-26 10:24:20 AM  
What happens next? A Christmas miracle?
 
2014-05-26 10:25:55 AM  

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!


Don't forget cartoon physics
 
2014-05-26 10:27:04 AM  

Mad Scientist: He fixes the cable?


Was fully expecting this to be the Boobies.
 
2014-05-26 10:27:58 AM  
The cable just starts working?
 
2014-05-26 10:56:46 AM  
I was told there would be no math!
 
2014-05-26 10:57:25 AM  

FNG: Darwin.


In one.
 
2014-05-26 10:58:12 AM  
He gets wet?
 
2014-05-26 11:07:57 AM  
FTA - "He was flown to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead."

.. 'cause Flight for Life needs new shoes, baby. Bill that Insurance, Bill it!  BIll it hard!
 
2014-05-26 11:25:16 AM  

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.


If video games taught me correctly, you die after falling 50 feet, even if you haven't hit anything yet.
 
2014-05-26 11:25:21 AM  
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Just like grape!
 
2014-05-26 11:26:56 AM  
He pulled out a small sign as he went down?
i478.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-26 11:29:10 AM  
Pain?
 
2014-05-26 11:47:40 AM  
IT'S NOT DARWIN WHEN THE FOOL IS AGED 50

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND NATURAL SELECTION
 
2014-05-26 12:03:10 PM  

gopher321: We've already answered this. He fixes the cable. NOW STFU & GBTW


Came here to say that.

/this
 
2014-05-26 12:06:47 PM  

ransack.: IT'S NOT DARWIN WHEN THE FOOL IS AGED 50

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND NATURAL SELECTION


Not for a woman, sure. For a man, who knows what offspring St. Darwin may have prevented?
 
2014-05-26 12:07:09 PM  

ransack.: IT'S NOT DARWIN WHEN THE FOOL IS AGED 50

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND NATURAL SELECTION


It could still be Darwin. He might not have pumped out any curtain climbers. Dying childless is a Dar-win! Ha ha ha ha ha
 
2014-05-26 12:09:34 PM  
It always works on Burn Notice
 
2014-05-26 12:22:58 PM  

Ex-Texan: We have the ol Hamilton Pool near Austin,a collapsedlimestone cave


There's really only one way to do Hamilton Pool right IMO and that's floating around on a raft...I remember just wading in was ultra-lame. You don't want to head down there in the heat of summer and forget your raft.  Otherwise you're stuck sitting on that sad little beach wishing to God you had a flippin raft.
 
2014-05-26 12:38:54 PM  

spawn73: He should have belly flopped, then he wouldn't have hit the bottom.


eil.com
 
2014-05-26 12:42:30 PM  
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.
 
2014-05-26 12:49:37 PM  

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.


A kid three years older than me jumped from Red Bridge at Mississinewa reservoir and landed in a boat and died and sunk the boat when I was a freshman in high school
 
2014-05-26 01:11:48 PM  

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?


You do know that saying "NTTAWWT" doesn't make what you did there ok, right? Or are you one of those people who says "with all due respect" a lot?
 
2014-05-26 01:27:55 PM  
http://whdf.com/Information/Discipline.pdf

...a jump from over 28 meters is in principle not justifiable.

28 meters is about 92 feet.
 
2014-05-26 01:43:58 PM  
Shoulda cannonballed. He might have survived then.
 
2014-05-26 01:55:41 PM  
Jeb sez "Or was it measure twice, cut once?"
 
2014-05-26 02:13:39 PM  
Answer: SPLAT!


Do I win?
 
2014-05-26 02:42:40 PM  
Jumped off one of the cliffs at the Milford Quarries back in the '70s.  Only did it once, never felt the need to do it again.  That was probably 25-35 feet, looks like 100 when you no longer have terra firma under your feet.  I think the reporter was simply repeating some total hearsay about the height.  Most people are abysmally terrible about estimating heights, lengths, distances, weights, etc.  It's the same principle that applies to cop math, too.
 
2014-05-26 02:44:31 PM  
oh, and I was probably 20-21 years old when I did it, not 50 like the moran™ in the article.
 
2014-05-26 02:55:41 PM  

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.


Entering the height range, eh?  You sound like you know what you are talking about.
 
2014-05-26 03:00:14 PM  
I'm guessing he didn't bounce.
 
2014-05-26 03:11:27 PM  
At 100 feet you're traveling at about 50 mph. I wouldn't want to hit the water that fast, deep or not.
 
2014-05-26 03:32:05 PM  

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]


 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.
 
2014-05-26 03:48:24 PM  
A trick you can only do once?
 
2014-05-26 03:55:51 PM  
When you're 50, alcohol doesn't have to be involved

/ask me how
//no, don't
 
2014-05-26 04:19:29 PM  

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.


Could be - I've never been on the lake, just driven the trail many times and the cliffs always looked to be a ways back from the lake/river upstream of Horse Mesa dam. I know it gets really rugged between there and Canyon Lake, tho.
 
2014-05-26 04:21:35 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDqN8sEl6oE

Dive (jump) from 172 feet, into a swimming pool. Isn't an olympic pool 16 feet at the deep end?
 
2014-05-26 04:34:51 PM  
 
2014-05-26 05:07:02 PM  
Never aim straight down. Angle slightly so when your feet hit they start to move forward, let your body follow through, and you'll end up going horizontal under the water instead of into the mud. Keep your legs together, point your toes and keep your arms in as well.

That said, as you get older you feel it more and more. I stopped jumping off tall objects into the water when I hit 35. At 50, you'll be lucky to get me to cannonball into the deep end from the side.

/belly flops also stopped a LONG time ago
 
2014-05-26 05:33:11 PM  

studebaker hoch: What a 100 45- 50 foot cliff jump may look like

No thanks.


FTFY.

/getimgetimgetim
 
2014-05-26 06:23:58 PM  

ransack.: IT'S NOT DARWIN WHEN THE FOOL IS AGED 50

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND NATURAL SELECTION


Oh fine, I will be that guy. A male can continue to spawn copies of his DNA until the day he dies. Fathering offspring at 51 is absolutely no problem. Therefore, yes, Darwin applies in this case. He may have already procreated but his early demise may well have prevented additional copies of his DNA from entering the pool, possibly strengthening the human race as a whole in a small way. Now, if it was a woman aged 50 then yes, likely Darwin would not apply. Although with extraordinary measures, and also cloning, one could technically argue for it.
 
2014-05-26 07:12:00 PM  
100 feet will kill you no matter how deep the water is.
 
2014-05-26 08:41:35 PM  

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.
 
2014-05-26 09:56:12 PM  

twiztedjustin: 100 feet will kill you no matter how deep the water is.


So these guys are all committing suicide?

La Quebrada Cliff Divers

Or

you don;t have a flucking clue and just type shiat.  That's a real tough call.
 
2014-05-27 01:15:13 AM  
Another victim of math.
 
2014-05-27 08:32:43 AM  
Was he wearing this?

rlv.zcache.com
 
2014-05-27 09:53:37 AM  
Magical Unicorns (tm) fly out of nowhere, whisking him off to their magical land of dumbasses where they keep them away from the rest of the populace.

Thanks Magical Unicorns!
 
2014-05-27 10:39:03 AM  

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.


But that was in 1987 France.  French water had less surface tension and was softer at that time
 
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