Teen was scared to jump off Moulton Falls bridge; broke 5 bones when someone pushed her, video shows

  • Source: Bellingham Herald
  • Published: 08/09/2018 06:47 AM

Many of us have been there at some point or another: standing nervously atop a diving board or rock, looking down into the water, trying to will ourselves to get over the fear and jump. Of course, most of the time, we’re not standing on a bridge 30 feet above a river, which is where one 16-year-old found herself in Moulton Falls, near Yacolt, Wash., Tuesday, The Columbian reported. A video shows her standing on the edge of the bridge in a swimsuit while others look on. Someone starts a countdown, but stops at 2 when someone interrupts. After a few seconds, a male voice says “Ready?” and a female shoves the teen forward off the bridge. She screams, and a male voice can be heard screaming too. The teen falls and flails, pitched toward her stomach, before she can be heard hitting the water. The camera does not show the impact.


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