Kind of astonished the paper put out this picture. What a dumb thing to do. But what worries me is how many other kids might try this. Is illegal to jump from the big bridges. This is a highly dangerous river. We had two drownings since July started.
Having been young and stupid myself - I attempted to swim out to a tower, and I was a super strong swimmer (lifeguard). When I got near to the tower, omg!, the current was SO strong. If you got swept to the tower it would kill you. I made it back to shore, about a mile from where I started.
Life jackets, don't over load the damn boat and don't jump off the damn bridges.