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CarterWilson717
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If I told you, you would be dead
Member since Jun 2013
906 posts

re: Did someone just jump off the Horace Wilkinson bridge?

I work right next to the bridge on the PA side. Guy walked up and jumped. There was a car on top with it's flashers on but it was a witness

Gotta be pretty bad to jump to your death knowing what it will feel like falling that fast. I'm sure you die instantly though


mikelbr
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
19699 posts

re: Did someone just jump off the Horace Wilkinson bridge?
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I don't buy that.


I meant OTers, My bad. I'm sure there's some folks out there like that crazy Cuba swimming lady who might could do it.


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DustyDinkleman
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Here
Member since Feb 2012
3991 posts

re: Did someone just jump off the Horace Wilkinson bridge?
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I can and did.




How did you fight the undertows? Are you a fish?


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GeauxxxTigers23
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Member since Apr 2013
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re: Did someone just jump off the Horace Wilkinson bridge?
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Okay, clarify: Nobody can swim across the Ms River along its course IN Louisiana.



It's about impossible. My grandfather used to me he tried it once. He almost made it. Got about 5 ft from the far side and decided it was too far and he couldn't make it so he had to turn around and swim back.


Korkstand
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, LA
Member since Nov 2003
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re: Did someone just jump off the Horace Wilkinson bridge?
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It's about impossible. My grandfather used to me he tried it once. He almost made it. Got about 5 ft from the far side and decided it was too far and he couldn't make it so he had to turn around and swim back.

What a dummy! If he was only 5 ft from the other bank, surely it was shallow enough for him to walk the rest of the way!


GeauxxxTigers23
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re: Did someone just jump off the Horace Wilkinson bridge?
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What a dummy! If he was only 5 ft from the other bank, surely it was shallow enough for him to walk the rest of the way!



That's what I said!

But he sat me down on his and said "Son, if something is worth doing then it's worth doing right. And sure, nobody would have known if I had walked the 5 feet or not, but I would have."


bigberg2000
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houston, from chalmette
Member since Sep 2005
51984 posts

re: Did someone just jump off the Horace Wilkinson bridge?
I just don't see how how it was easier to swim back.


LSUballs
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RayVegas LA
Member since Feb 2008
24445 posts

re: Did someone just jump off the Horace Wilkinson bridge?
I think your gramps was lying his arse off.


Sampson
Southern Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2012
13938 posts

re: Did someone just jump off the Horace Wilkinson bridge?
yep my little brother is in the coast guard and confirmed some dude jumped. he gone.


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GeauxxxTigers23
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re: Did someone just jump off the Horace Wilkinson bridge?
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I think your gramps was lying his arse off.



Of course he was. It was favorite story to tell his grand kids before he yelled at the to get off his lawn.


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Korkstand
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, LA
Member since Nov 2003
11637 posts

re: Did someone just jump off the Horace Wilkinson bridge?
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I think your gramps was lying his arse off.

How dare you! The man was so honest that he couldn't even lie to himself about swimming the entire way across.


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LSUBoo
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None. None More Black.
Member since Mar 2006
62510 posts

re: Did someone just jump off the Horace Wilkinson bridge?
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I just don't see how how it was easier to swim back.


It's about integrity, not easy.


Chasin The Tiger
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Silicon Valley, CA
Member since Sep 2012
181 posts

re: Did someone just jump off the Horace Wilkinson bridge?


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fatboydave
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Fat boy land
Member since Aug 2004
7809 posts

re: Did someone just jump off the Horace Wilkinson bridge?
Is this April Fools? Headed to BR now. I'm f'd


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red_giraffe
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since May 2012
215 posts

re: Did someone just jump off the Horace Wilkinson bridge?
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I believe some people have survived jumps from the Golden Gate, which has a bit more clearance than Horace Wilkinson. So, not nil, but still pretty low, especially if you also count drownings after impact.


Yeah there was a guy who attempted suicide off the golden gate. At the last second he changed his mind and said he doesn't know why but decided to tuck his head or something. He survived and I don't think he had any permanent damage. Crazy and lucky. If you guys k ow someone who's having thoughts of suicide BTW please take it seriously and try to get them help. At the very least give them the national suicide hotline 1-800-273-TALK. And don't think its unmanly or whatever to talk about it.
This post was edited on 9/13 at 1:58 pm


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BMXBANDIT
USA Fan
Red Stick
Member since Sep 2013
82 posts

re: Did someone just jump off the Horace Wilkinson bridge?
Years ago my friends mom jumped off that bridge. They found her body three weeks later, just south of LSU. She stopped at the top, and took off her shoes.


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tetu
New Orleans Saints Fan
Ascension Parish
Member since Jan 2011
12078 posts

re: Did someone just jump off the Horace Wilkinson bridge?
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Okay, clarify: Nobody can swim across the Ms River along its course IN Louisiana.
I have older relatives & family friends that claimed they did when they were young. This was when there wasn't much traffic on the river and they used logs to help out.


pooponsaban
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2008
13494 posts

re: Did someone just jump off the Horace Wilkinson bridge?
When I worked the fields across the river I swam to commute.


Capt ST
LSU Fan
Middle of the Mall
Member since Aug 2011
6880 posts

re: Did someone just jump off the Horace Wilkinson bridge?
Yep, he was nice enough to pull way over to side.


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GeauxxxTigers23
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Member since Apr 2013
31364 posts

re: Did someone just jump off the Horace Wilkinson bridge?
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When I worked the fields across the river I swam to commute


I bet you were in killer shape.

Put all these lifters and crossfitters to shame.


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