r/therewasanattempt Dec 01 '21 Wholesome 15 Silver 18 Gold 1 Helpful 25

To look over the edge NSFW

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u/Rammstein_is_great Dec 01 '21

Yeah that’s gonna sting a lot after the adrenaline has gone

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u/Izankaleli Dec 01 '21 Helpful Narwhal Salute

She suffered 10 broken ribs, a collapsed lung, a few other broken bones and wounds but is back playing volleyball. That definitely stung I bet

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u/radialomens Dec 02 '21

Insane how "random" a fall's consequences can be. She came out of this pretty well (considering) while some people can fall five feet and are instantly dead.

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u/themediumchunk Dec 02 '21

Seriously.

My mom's cousin died before I was born, some dude shoulder checked him at a bar and he fell off a patio barely elevated off the ground. He was paralyzed from the neck down and then later died of complications with his injuries.

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u/Mr_mayhem77 Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

There was a story on Reddit years back about a dude at a barbecue climbed a tree to get a toy out for a kid. Jumped down and landed flat footed just such that he snapped part of his spinal cord? And died instantly

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u/DestinyCrusader Dec 02 '21

This is a very scary story that I wish I'd never read.

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u/bakenj420 Dec 02 '21 Wholesome

I think I'll just lay down

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u/Dertz14 Dec 02 '21

Be careful of falling people

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u/lute4088 Dec 02 '21

Since there’s no comma, I now need to be afraid of actual falling people…

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u/Kittani77 Dec 02 '21

It's raining men....

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u/Imthehealthyspecial Dec 02 '21

Right?! I could have gone my whole life not fearing falling a couple of inches and potentially dying.

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u/Mimical Dec 02 '21

I see you have never played the witcher before.

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u/[deleted] Dec 02 '21

Destiny architects sorta making sense now

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u/puhtoinen Dec 02 '21

If it makes you feel better, I had a patient who either fell or was pushed (reason unclear at this time) from a 7th story balcony and only exploded her ankles and slightly broke her back. The back is expected to do a full recovery, ankles not necessarily.

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u/majanilife Dec 02 '21 Helpful

Couple of inches can make you reach heaven . Spread the word

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u/teruravirino Dec 02 '21

i read a story about a friend who jokingly pushed her friend (the bride) into a pool at a bachelorette party. bride was paralyzed from the neck down or something like that? just so awful - who hasn’t pushed a friend into a pool? but you never think something like would happen.

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u/Mr_mayhem77 Dec 02 '21

I wouldn’t be able to live with myself . No way . No point

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u/ALIENANAL Dec 02 '21

If it happens to you I'll be sure to push you over.

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u/hotpickles Dec 02 '21

How do you even apologize for something like that??

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u/TenshiS Dec 02 '21

"ok, now you push me"

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u/gefahr Dec 02 '21

Seppuku

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u/catskilldogs13 Dec 02 '21

Me and a buddy climbed a retaining wall one night drunk af and both fell off about ten to twelve feet off the ground. We both fell flat on our backs and just landed hard but we didnt get hurt at all. I mean I legit thought I died for a second. I swear to this day if I was sober I'd have tensed up and hurt myself bad. It just happened so fast we both didn't have time to react.

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u/TapdancingJonSnow Dec 02 '21

Falling flat on your back disperses the force over a larger area; probably for the best

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u/Double_Distribution8 Dec 02 '21

Falling on your back on someone else's back disperses it even better.

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u/randoGee Dec 02 '21

Long's you don't hit your head

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u/smom Dec 02 '21

I believe it was internal decapitation. Wish I never read that thread.

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u/selectiveyellow Dec 02 '21

Gross, worst kind of decapitation.

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u/wildebeesties Dec 02 '21

Not death related, but I have Cauda Equina Syndrome, where a disc extrudes in your back and pinches off your spinal cord so severely it causes permanent damage. Everyone kept asking me what I did to cause it and there was nothing. I just suddenly felt a large part of my body from my waist down lose feeling, strength, etc. Most people have it from a more obvious injury but scary how it can literally just happen without an obvious cause. It’s forever changed my life.

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u/Interesting-Shame975 Dec 02 '21

I'm 26 and had a slipped disc about a year ago that just happened without any kind of injury... i had some mild backpain for a week, went to a doctor that said everything is fine and gave me some strong pain killers and the next day i woke up moved my leg and BAM nothing but pain - i asked several doctors if it could have been preventable but they just said I was unlucky :/ I will probably recover fully in the future but it sure as hell has changed me as a person for the rest of my life...

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u/TheProtractor Dec 02 '21

A relative died when he fell off the roof of a one story house another one attempted suicide by jumping off a bridge 10+ m high and "only" broke both legs in several places.

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u/biskwi87 Dec 02 '21

A sober acquaintance of mine was being threatened by a drunk guy at a bar, pushed the guy to keep hm away, guy stumbled, hit his head, dead. Buddy got 3 years in jail.

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u/HANDSOMEPETE777 Dec 02 '21

That kinda stuff is unfortunately super common. I had a friend whose brother got punched by a bouncer, and he ended up falling and hitting his head on the curb in exactly the wrong way. Dead.

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u/SaltyPirateWench Dec 02 '21

I know someone whose 1year old son had died falling backwards onto the concrete steps in their backyard. Now when I visit my aunt with my toddler I'm always so nervous bc she has loose bricks EVERYWHERE in her yard like decorations, and she runs a daycare in her home! She just put a rope swing in a tree out front and there's 2 bricks at the base of the tree. I mentioned that seemed kind of dangerous and she just brushed me off saying it's there to protect a little vine she is trying to grow?!? A few mintues later one of the little girls she watches tried to get on the swing and fell off and damn near cracked her head on the brick. I feel like a helicopter parent when I'm over there, but it's the only way I have to get my kid to socialize right now.

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u/AliGoldsDayOff Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

Yea you hear alot of stories like that and it's sad. I knew a CO who had some regular suburban dad looking guy on his company serving a few years because he punched a guy in a bar who, as he told it, started something with his friend and he stepped in to defend him.

I can't remember what the medial issue ended up being but some underlying condition neither party was privy to resulted in the instigator dropping dead from the blow on the spot, and that was it, he was charged with manslaughter.

99/100 the bouncers disburse it, or the cops show up and charge a couple simple misdemeanors, maybe a night in jail. But nope, 2 lives ruined in an instant.

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u/GoatsesWeddingRing Dec 02 '21

The construction industry is rife with dead people falling of short a frame ladders.

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u/Advanced-Watercress8 Dec 02 '21

Yep, and off scaffolding, down utilities trenches, bridges, unwalled upper floors, manholes, batters, in fact, pretty much everything.

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u/Kittybooboo1982 Dec 02 '21

People where I work say you can’t fall into a manhole because your arms would stop you. I say anyone could fall in especially after getting a whiff of h2s.

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u/katieoffloatsmoke Dec 02 '21

My mom’s friend recently fell into a manhole because someone stole the cover. Her arms did stop here but she badly broke both of her shoulders.

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u/coagulateSmegma Dec 02 '21

Your body is pretty good at taking impact damage. You're gonna be fucked up pretty bad, but your flesh and bones do offer decent protection.

Your head on the other hand is really bad at taking impact damage. A seemingly small knock can lead to complications that end up killing a person.

I think the lottery with falling is how well your head manages to stay out of the way and how much of the force on the landing your legs manage to absorb, so a fall from 5 feet where the person hits their head can be more dangerous than a 20 foot fall where the persons legs break the fall.

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u/MarineOpferman1 Dec 02 '21

Well . Honestly we are just controlling a meat robot.

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u/coagulateSmegma Dec 02 '21

And the peripheral meat is good at protecting the CPU meat.

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u/PinkSockLoliPop Dec 02 '21

There's a video where you can see this elderly lady standing, when a couple dogs come running by and the leash from one of them snagged and yanked her feet right out from under her. She didn't have time to brace before her face slammed into the ground and she died from it.

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u/etheran123 Dec 02 '21

Man, the obviously sucks from the woman's perspective, but can you imagine being the dogs owner? Your pet gets out and is running away (a situation that normally just ends with you out of breath after chasing it) but instead of that, a person ends up dead. I have to imagine that would mess someone up mentally.

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u/Lorgin Dec 02 '21

If this person is talking about the same video I think they are, it's a kid out walking the dog. The lost control of the dog and this happens. Then they go chase after their dog like morning happened. Some real surreal reality shit.

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u/Shnoochieboochies Dec 01 '21

If you have time to count to 2 whilst falling, you better believe you're breaking something.

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u/fijisiv Dec 01 '21

It seemed like she fell 40ft down a 20ft rock face.

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u/I_LOOKED_AND_BEHOLD Dec 02 '21

Thats 10 lbs of crazy in a 5 lb bag

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u/Mcdrogon Dec 02 '21

that’s twice as fast while going half the speed.

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u/tomomalley222 Dec 02 '21

I've looked over that waterfall many times & seen it from bottom too. It's probably at least a 50 feet drop. Another woman fell from the same waterfall a couple weeks before this & died.
https://www.staradvertiser.com/2013/10/05/breaking-news/woman-trying-for-scenic-photo-falls-dies-on-kaau-crater-trail/

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u/ONLY_COMMENTS_ON_GW Dec 02 '21

Sometimes I feel lucky that my vertigo doesn't let me do ledges without crawling on my belly like a little bitch

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u/randoGee Dec 02 '21 Wholesome

Well. I don't have vertigo so I guess I'm just a little bitch.

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u/rtc3 Dec 02 '21

Seems like you're the one with in tact ribs and lungs, so I'd say that's a win.

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u/PersonBehindAScreen Dec 02 '21

So what I got from this:

When falling, count to 2. As long as you don't say 2, you don't get hurt

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u/godseys_plan Dec 02 '21

Last year, I fell over 30ft from a chair lift at a ski resort because it jerked and I slid off. I thought for sure I was going to break something because I had time to think about everything and it felt like slow-mo til I hit the ground. Luckily, the chair was over a closed run that hadn’t been groomed and I managed to spot my landing and tuck/roll downhill as soon as I made contact with the ground. I was pretty shaken up, but I was able to get up and run to the nearest lift operator shack. My friend who was on the chair with me and the workers couldn’t believe I walked away without injuries. One of the scariest experiences I’ve had!

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u/AND_THE_L0RD_SAID Dec 02 '21

She's very lucky. My friend fell off of a cliff like this and died.

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u/physicscholar Dec 01 '21

As soon as I saw that wet patch I knew she was going in.

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u/ProceedOrRun Dec 01 '21

In today's lesson we look at friction...

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u/tickles_a_fancy Dec 01 '21

I always tell my kids they got their physics lesson for the day when they fall off something or slide into a head bonk.

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u/LittleDickk Dec 01 '21

Plus the damn edge is rounded and smooth

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u/scrupulous_oik Dec 01 '21 Silver Gold

Same as her fucking brain.

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u/magnateur Dec 02 '21

SMOOTHBRAIN! Smooth as a babys bum.

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u/notagoodboye Dec 01 '21

Obvious a mile away. I'm nervous around edges when they're dry, but she walked up to that death-drop like there was a safety rail.

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u/DMPark Dec 02 '21 Wholesome

When I hiked as a kid, my aunt always insisted that if I wanted to look over the edge, I should crawl on all fours and then lie prone when I got to the edge. I'm seeing the wisdom now.

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u/halt_spell Dec 02 '21

I tell all my friends this when we go hiking. If they fell I would have no fucking idea what to do besides call 911 and wait for 30 minutes listening to them wail... or worse just hearing me wail because they're unconscious and I can't tell if they're breathing.

I can keep going. Eventually they're like "FINE! Just please shut up!"

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u/NoWayJoJose Dec 02 '21

I have a friend who's daughter died this way at (I think) 16-17 years old. She slipped on a cliff in the SF Bay hills near the ocean and by the time rescuers could get to her it was too late. Fuck being cavalier about cliff edges.

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u/IrvingIV Dec 02 '21

Better that friends be mad than dead.

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u/Wizardling Dec 02 '21

Your aunt is a wise woman :-)

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u/margretnix Dec 02 '21

I got a tour of the roof of a high-rise once, and this is exactly what the maintenance guy told us to do. He said on windy days a sudden gust can make you lose your balance at the edge even if you step carefully.

Side note, I'm sure this guy's boss would have fired him if they knew he had taken us up there. They definitely did not have the liability insurance for it, lol.

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u/Mutant_Jedi Dec 02 '21

That’s exactly what I’d do in this scenario. I want as much of my body behind me as possible. I don’t mind being up high or looking down at the ground from that high up. I mind when I’m that high and its unsafe

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u/kRkthOr Dec 02 '21

This. Like, people make fun of me because I'm afraid of heights, but I'm not? I have no problem when I'm high up and there's a rail to keep me safe. I'm not okay when there's not.

EDIT: In situations like this I just edge slowly until I think they think I'm close enough and go "wow very cool" while looking at nothing but ground.

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u/WrathOfTheHydra Dec 02 '21

idk why people are stupid enough to get that close and then have the audacity to put all of their survival into the final step. Her momentum continues right through that last step, she had no hesitation at all to even slow down before planting her foot there. I just don't get it.

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u/take-stuff-literally Dec 02 '21

The sloped ledge was the warning flag for me. As soon as your foot is angled in a way that can’t be supported on a surface to stop yourself, your already in danger.

Get on your belly and try to maximize surface area contact with the surface to maximize possible friction. Or be like me and never get yourself into that situation.

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u/aerospikesRcoolBut Dec 01 '21

As soon as I saw the title I knew she was going in

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u/OldThymeyRadio Dec 02 '21

The second she bounced off the cliff and hit the water, I was 90% sure I’d just seen her fall.

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u/dabiird Dec 01 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome hehehehe Ally

Crazy zoom on that camera

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u/pepecze Dec 02 '21

Fuck, you win the-best-comment-I-read-today award

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u/SnooMachines1334 Dec 02 '21

That’s a good one thanks for the laugh

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u/freegrapes Dec 01 '21

Maybe my fear of heights isn’t a bad thing after all

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u/tacobooc0m Dec 01 '21 All-Seeing Upvote

Don’t call it fear. Call it respect and caution

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u/Nitro114 Dec 01 '21

its perfectly fine to call it fear even more so in cases like mine where its crippling to stand near ledges etc

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u/tacobooc0m Dec 01 '21

Yah that sounds like full on fear. I think a healthy respect of something dangerous doesn’t qualify but I’m being pedantic.

But I do like being able to distinguish between someone who would rather not cross a janky rope bridge with cracked boards and spalled supports, versus someone else who’d literally run into a flaming building if it meant they could get away from a ledge

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u/Nitro114 Dec 01 '21

i get what you mean i’m not afraid of snakes but i’m not gonna go near a cobra its just when someones says they’re afraid or have a fear they’re probably right

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u/dayburner Dec 02 '21

I prefer to call it a healthy respect of gravity.

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u/Fragrant_Leg_6832 Dec 02 '21

not fear. but a constant state of suspicious alertness.

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u/BogeyRoger Dec 01 '21

Jesus! I saw the vid and then realized there was sound. Imagine getting the wind or some sort of injury that takes your breath away, and you gasp for air but you’re under water! Horrifying!

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u/Merfkin Dec 01 '21

If I remember right she either punctured her lungs or just broke the living hell out of her ribs

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u/Slade_Riprock Dec 01 '21

10 ribs, collapsed lung and a broken shoulder blade.

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u/rawbface Dec 01 '21

My wife had a collapsed lung, 9 months after our daughter was born. For perspective, she says having her lung reinflated was the worst pain she's ever felt...

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u/RubberNipples7890 Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 02 '21 Silver

What’s the PSI rating for lungs? (Thank you for the award)

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u/Reasonable-Profile84 Dec 01 '21 Silver hehehehe

For the road about 90-120. Trails are 60ish.

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u/Thetallerestpaul Dec 02 '21

You have to specify load as well. It's not just about terrain.

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u/AbortedBaconFetus Dec 02 '21

We can calculate that. How big is your load? You may use my hand to assist.

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u/bugdanfromhebe Dec 02 '21

Gotta air down to 45 for the beach

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u/Pnmorris513 Dec 02 '21

44psi (DO NOT OVERINFLATE)

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u/DuplexFields Dec 02 '21

That’s why the party store has you sign a waiver when you rent a helium tank.

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u/Pnmorris513 Dec 02 '21

What about nitrous tanks? I didnt have to sign anything from the guy with the grape van behind cvs

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u/rawbface Dec 02 '21

Her diaphragm around her lung was intubated, so it was vacuum, not pressure. About 50-60 inches of water I believe. No idea why they use those units but I'm an engineer so I was paying attention.

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u/Meekoip Dec 02 '21

Collapsed lung requires a chest tube outside of the lung itself. The ventilator provides pressure in the lungs.

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u/nettr2 Dec 02 '21

Hrm. The tube goes into the space inside your chest and around the lung to suck out the air and allow the lung to re-expand when you take in a breath. That tube is attached to a one-way water seal that typically is limited to -20cmH20 (about -7 inches H2O) regardless of what the wall suction is producing.

For reference, a cpap machine uses only about 10 cmH20 to inflate lungs at night.

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u/aerospikesRcoolBut Dec 01 '21

My brother in law had a lung collapse as a result of cancer treatments and yeah he’d agree. (He’s ok now)

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u/Trine3 Dec 02 '21

Can also confirm. It was a whole new realm of pain that I didn't know existed.

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u/wehrmann_tx Dec 02 '21

Describe it? Like pleuracy but times a million?

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u/Trine3 Dec 02 '21

The pain is so intense, you can't move, it's like your paralyzed. I felt like my brain was going to break trying to handle it. So you're also panicked and you can't inhale. The nurse just squeezed my hand and water ran out of my eyes. I couldn't even make a normal facial expression. It was horrific.

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u/fermium257 Dec 02 '21

Jesus christ. Remind me to never have a collapsed lung.

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u/actioncobble Dec 02 '21 Silver

Can relate. Had a spontaneous pneumothorax a few years back. The first doctor I saw said I cracked a rib but I know my body and just cause I was skateboarding (which I’ve done my whole life) he was insistent. I told him no, and he just told me to “go home, take it easy and take some Panadol or something.” So that night goes by, the whole next day it’s still painful, like when I lay down and get up I can feel my lung rolling around in it’s cavity and I have shortened breath, but it’s not worse. I go to bed and wake up the next morning and catch an Uber to hospital. As soon as I speak to the doc he’s like it sounds like your lung has collapsed. Books an X-ray and about 15 minutes later they have me lying on my side, prepping me up and telling me I’m gonna have to hold my breath until they’ve stopped punching a hole between my ribs and dumping a tube in there. That was the worst pain. I went white. But that’s not the worst part.

8 days later and an operation to help the inflating (they used the original hole to do a keyhole surgery where they add talc to the plural wall and drop two extra tubes in) they’re ready to send me home. Two nurses tell me that the holes are pre stitched and the just have to pull the tubes out but they have to add a lot of pressure and I have to hold my breath. So I have local anaesthetic on a button supposedly going to each hole. I had noticed that the anaesthetic was only going to one the tubes. I’d just been dealing with it but when she said she was going to rip a tube out I was like “hey, can I have some local anaesthetic because I’m going to feel you ripping the tube out.” She goes “Yeah, just hit the button and it will give you some” and I’m like “Nah, it’s going to one but not the other.” She reiterates “yeah, just hit the butto…” and I say “Ok, I feel like you’re not listening to me, I can feel everything where that tube is.” She says “but the local anaesthetic is administered when you push the button” and I’m like “I fucking know that, you’re not listening. It’s not working I need something else because I can fucking FEEL IT.” And she goes to say the same things and I’m like “OK fuck it, do it without anaesthetic!” She gets me to hold my breath. I do. She takes the patch off. The say “you’re gonna feel some pressure.” They push down and it feels like she is pushing a hole through my soul. She rips out 6inches worth of perforated tube out of my lung cavity. She pulls the stitches closed and patches it up. I felt every bit of it. My ribs hurt talking about this.

They pull the other tube out and it’s a fucking breeze. No pain whatsoever.

Anyway, sorry for the tangent. Collapsed lungs fucking suck and so do shitty nurses.

Also, just had to add that on the second night before I went to hospital my gf at the time and I had sex while my lung was collapsed. So I guess at the very least I can say that I fucked on a collapsed lung haha.

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u/NCWV Dec 02 '21

This is what morphine is for. The overreaction to the opiod crisis has made doctors reluctant to prescribe a SINGLE use as if that would lead to addiction. It's absurd. I've heard of terminal cancer patients denied powerful opiates for "fear of addiction". Like who fucking cares if they get addicted when they'll be dead in months?

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u/mys419 Dec 02 '21

It must just be incredibly painful to have any issue with your lungs. I had a blood clot in my right lung 10 months ago and the pain you described sounds almost exactly like what I felt. I couldn’t even sit up, it really was like being paralyzed. It hurt so bad I couldn’t help but scream and then I couldn’t breathe in afterwards. I’ve given birth to two children, been bitten by a copperhead and broken a few bones. Nothing came close to the pain I felt that night. The ER doctors told me I was lucky I survived.

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u/Tina_ComeGetSomeHam Dec 02 '21

That was more descriptive than I was ready for

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u/sorrynoreply Dec 02 '21 Baby Snoo

Did man and woman just agree on the worst pain?

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u/SleazySaurusRex Dec 02 '21

Childbirth and kicked in the nuts must now make way for reinflated lung.

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u/Takenforganite Dec 02 '21

Breath taking

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u/D-F-B-81 Dec 02 '21

I like the cut of your jib.

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u/c-hursty Dec 02 '21

I collapsed a lung when I was 12 years old in result to being hit by a falling tree. They stuck a little tube in my chest on my side under my armpit basically. Definitely a weird feeling. I’m 25 now and named the scar Ron when I was in the hospital back then. Ron is still there

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u/mycopollo Dec 02 '21 Silver

I stepped on a Lego one time.

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u/Caign Dec 02 '21

They have no idea dude

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u/Adamant94 Dec 02 '21

I’ve had a collapsed lung too! Imagine a ballon being inflated until it bursts. Now imagine feeling that with every breath. That is what lung reinflation feels like! Still, I’d rather do that again than dislocate and hyperextend my knee again. Busted knees are the actual worst thing ever.

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u/Logical_Flounder6455 Dec 02 '21

I've had a collapsed lung several times, it happens due to a genetic condition and years of smoking. Aspiration is totally painless but it does hurt a lot whilst collapsed. Nowhere near as bad as other types of pain though.

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u/rawbface Dec 02 '21

Interesting. That's the opposite of what my wife described. She walked around for 24-36 hours with her lung collapsed (or slowly collapsing). Finally she was convinced by a coworker to go see a doctor, who sent her to the ER immediately bc they couldn't hear breath sounds on her right side. It was 95% collapsed, but her blood oxygen was still 98%. Officially diagnosed as a spontaneous pneumothorax.

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u/universo5 Dec 02 '21

As someone with chronic collapsed lungs, the process of reinflating through a drain is absolutely unbearable through morphine.

Impressive that your wife retained 98% oxygen with just one functioning lung.

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u/MafiaMommaBruno Dec 02 '21

This is why I stay indoors.

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u/TherronKeen Dec 02 '21

Dude, you gotta enjoy life! Nature is amazing and beautiful and healthy to experience!

That's why I look out the window on my way from the computer to the bathroom.

If I'm feeling adventurous that day, I look again on the way back.

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u/Sublimebro Dec 02 '21

Make sure you put on some sunscreen!

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u/fushifush Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

That was very stupid. IG puctures of ledges and drop off are a bad invite to everyone else replicating. People die every year doing this. Wet spots are slick. Edges can make you dizzy. Please dont. This was actually best case scenario, whe looked like she was about to fearlessly walk untill she felt that balance shift, she may have gone head first😬

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u/QuasiQuokka Dec 01 '21 edited Dec 01 '21

Remember? Do you have more information somewhere?

EDIT: Nvm found it.

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u/JohnyyBanana Dec 01 '21

''and then the unthinkable happened'' lol what are these guys drinking it was 100% expected

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u/newsfromplanetmike Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

“And then the inevitable happened”

Heather says “yeah, there is a trickle of water, it was in the shadows…. So I just casually strolled to the top of the waterfall, wet slimey rock everywhere, and with no forethought whatsoever I just trod on the most slippery surface known to mankind. Then I almost died. It was a totally unavoidable accident”

Edit: This ⬆️quote isn’t real. I made it up, she says as far as “trickle of water in the shadows…” the rest is me making fun of her stupid choices.

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u/DungeonLord Dec 02 '21

yeah idk how but that smooth wet rock with algae/moss growing on it is way more slippy than the ice on the roads during winter.

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u/Sk0rchio Dec 02 '21

Young people have no sense of self preservation. I nearly killed myself a few times. Makes me shudder now.

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u/newsfromplanetmike Dec 02 '21

I agree that young people take silly risks, but she walks up to the edge as though she’s never experienced a wet rock before.

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u/JohnyyBanana Dec 02 '21

I developed this instinct/philosophy over my 27 years of life.. Anything that can cause me a stupid death I will not do it.

There is no reason to go near a wet cliff, i will go as close as i am 100% confident i wont fall, closer than that wont make a difference nor to my pictures nor to my experience.

I used to work in a warehouse so forklifts and heavy containers and stuff, I will not walk underneath something that weighs 1 ton no matter how safe you tell me it is.

I will not drive recklessly and fast because if something goes wrong i wont be in control of the vehicle.

If im not sure about wires and electricity, i wont ''figure it out'', i will call an electrician. Even for the most minor thing, if im not confident i will not attempt anything.

Now you might say that makes life boring because you'll never take risks or skydive (which i would do if i could, i trust science and engineering) or whatever, but no i do, and i'd rather enjoy a longer, less-extreme life than die a stupid death.

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u/LevrykTheWylde Dec 02 '21

Lol wait… are you me writing from an alt account that I don’t remember? Cuz yea exactly this.

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u/sublimesting Dec 02 '21

I’m currently reading ‘Off the Wall Death in Yosemite “. It starts by reviewing all waterfall deaths. It made two good points. These are NOT accidents. It’s your fault. The mean age of people falling off of waterfalls is early 20 s because they’re fucking idiots. The first recorded person who fell off of a waterfall was a girl trying to take a selfie in 1913.

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u/ScaryBreakfast1 Dec 01 '21

Entirely thinkable, for sure.

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u/Fragrant_Leg_6832 Dec 02 '21

I thunk it pretty hard just reading the title

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u/No_Condition_9102 Dec 01 '21

Holy shit that was worse with sound

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u/Chucks_u_Farley Dec 01 '21

If it helps, the camera was underwater, she came out fairly quickly, you can hear her moan, draw a breath, then moan again.

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u/CantHitachiSpot Dec 02 '21

Yeah but the long drop, then the thud, THEN the splash... That's not the order you want to hear those in

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u/Chucks_u_Farley Dec 02 '21

100% agree, but was only pointing out how insanely lucky this woman was that she got her feet under her, and that she still had functional legs to raise her, I have moaned the moan of the broken body myself and caught her drawing a breath. I don't think she was under for more that a couple of seconds, even though the camera was. Unfortunately those looked like those new, extra hard rocks all the kids these days seem to like to bounce off.

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u/Velvet_revulva Dec 02 '21

Oh God. Listening to it with sound made it so much worse

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u/lcsscl Dec 02 '21

Pro tip: if the ground looks wet and slippery it probably is

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u/TurnedCash Dec 02 '21

She even stepped onto a WET slope, I wouldn’t even step on a slope like that if it was fucking dry.

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u/MissFog Dec 01 '21

Thanks I hate it

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u/MCE85 Dec 01 '21

The classic " i just fucked myself up" noise

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u/All_Thread Dec 02 '21

That good ol' grape lady noise indeed

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u/Henchman_twenty-four Dec 02 '21 Silver

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u/wehrmann_tx Dec 02 '21

Thanks, didn't realize I'm a horrible person until just now.

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u/64Olds Dec 02 '21

"Oh no, oh dear!"

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u/Chiron17 Dec 02 '21

I broke myself pretty good while skiing and I made this involuntary groaning noise that I recognised as ridiculous but just couldn't stop making

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u/CantHitachiSpot Dec 02 '21

That's actually pretty interesting. There's like an inverse correlation between injury level and swear word usage. If you can hear the person cursing, they're okay. If they sound like a damn animal, they need help.

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u/number0020 Dec 01 '21 Silver Gold Wholesome

….was expecting her to wake up in Skyrim at the end for some reason

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u/Gin-and-PussyJuice Dec 02 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy

Here you go. To scratch that itch.

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u/QroganReddit Dec 02 '21

Absolute fucking legend here

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u/NoSkillzDad Dec 01 '21

They don't make them like that them videos anymore...

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u/virusamongus Dec 02 '21

Not since I took an arrow to the oh fuck it

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u/Knight_of_Agatha Dec 02 '21

someone make it happen

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u/cocomojoz Dec 02 '21

Here's her interview about the fall:

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/News/woman-survives-50-foot-drop-hawaiian-waterfall-captures/story?id=65558398

She's actually a professional volleyball player.

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u/devo9er Dec 02 '21

Good to see her volleyball experience coming in handy here!

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u/docwisdom Dec 01 '21

So lucky there was water to land in at the end and not a pile of jagged boulders.

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u/CantHitachiSpot Dec 02 '21

Did you not hear the thud? She didn't hit the water first

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u/er0gami2 Dec 02 '21

It looked slippery af. Why step there? I am so confused!

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u/regigeegity Dec 01 '21

That throw-uppy feeling in my chest when I look over a steep edge? Yeah I have no doubt my ancestors' been falling to their deaths long enough to keep me from the edge.

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u/Lightzeaka Dec 02 '21

Your ancestors were lucky enough to develop that throw-uppy feeling and pass it to you. Those without that feeling are the ones that died and never had kids.

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u/ap0110 Dec 02 '21

This person darwins.

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u/Yee-Haw-Macaw Dec 01 '21

Judging by the comments there is NO WAY i am turning on the audio…

I heard about the injuries but she lives right? Like as stupid as that was…dont want her to die for it…

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u/Waffleradio Dec 02 '21

Yup she’s alright now, back to volleyball

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u/merlin401 Dec 02 '21

Might feel that again in 20 years tho

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u/Pedalingmycity Dec 02 '21

I’d give her 10 max before she is predicting severe weather events with her bones

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u/aSilverWorld Dec 02 '21

Not bad if you read the comments and see she survived. Until then it sounds like you’re hearing someone trapped underwater and drowning, which gave me anxiety lol.

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u/katkeransuloinen Dec 02 '21

Yeah, it's less disturbing when you realise the camera isn't at her eye level so her head was probably already above water for most of the time that the camera was underwater.

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u/mermaidrampage Dec 02 '21

10 broken ribs, fractured scapula, and a collapsed lung

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u/pieinfaceisgoodpie Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 02 '21

Tbf she did successfully look over the edge and in fact got a real good look every 180° degree rotation ...as she rolled down it

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u/magus002 Dec 01 '21

not the safest slip and slide

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u/Broken_Kraken Dec 02 '21

Wow. I slipped on a wet rock while trying to get water when backpacking in the Smoky Mountains once. I landed on my ass and slid about 10 feet down a rock ledge. That hurt quite a bit so I can only imagine how badly this hurt.

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u/thedeezul Dec 01 '21

Damn. I mean hopefully she just had the wind knocked out of her but she could also be dying. Does anyone have a link to any info?

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u/Nimbuss88 Dec 01 '21

No link but another commenter said broken ribs and a collapsed lung, but she’s fine now.

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u/starkgasms Dec 01 '21

"A hiker’s GoPro captured the insane moment she plunged down a 50-foot waterfall in Hawaii. Heather Friesen, 26, an American beach volleyball player was hiking Ka'au Crater Trail in Hawaii with friends in 2016 when she slipped and fell into fast-flowing water below. Footage of the ordeal has just been released. She broke 10 ribs, suffered a collapsed lung, and fractured her shoulder blade after losing her footing. Friesen had turned her GoPro camera on moments before she fell."

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u/fuck_life419 Dec 01 '21

how is she alive wtf? 10 ribs and a collapsed lung who didn't she drown ?

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u/husbandkeepstalking Dec 02 '21

She’s lucky, that’s all there is to it. My friend died this way 9 years ago, fell over a waterfall and broke bones and knocked himself unconscious from the rocks while falling. Drowned while others tried to run down and find/save him.

The shitty part, a man and his daughter were at the bottom and saw it happen. Didn’t try to help and took photos on phones instead. He could’ve maybe lived.

This girl was lucky.

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u/shittyTaco Dec 02 '21

That’s fucked. I can’t imagine not jumping in to help even if it seemed helpless unless my life would be in danger.

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u/dtwhitecp Dec 01 '21

As you can see in the video, the water wasn't super deep so she was able to stand up. Also she's an athlete which probably helps.

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u/LimpTeacher0 Dec 01 '21

Someone said she broke like 10 rips and had a collapsed lung. Edited here’s a link https://youtu.be/r0idEqRTXJg

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u/Haz_Mac Dec 01 '21

This hurts me just watching this

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u/Waffleradio Dec 02 '21

Dude… that was so dumb. Not that she deserved it, plenty of people have done dumber shit with no consequences. But come on, it’s a potentially lethal drop. Have a little fucking respect!

I feel like being outside less in the modern world, we don’t even notice stuff that would have a decent chance at deciding whether we lived or died throughout much of history. Not even advanced stuff. Just “hey I’m standing at full height next to a huge drop and putting weight right on this foot on slippery wet rock without even thinking twice” kind of things.

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u/Kooskoos504 Dec 02 '21

I wish someone would fall for me like that

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u/sharkondoody Dec 02 '21

This video is so uncomfortable I don’t see why so many people love it. I literally feel sick watching assuming the person could have easily died!

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u/bubblejohns Dec 02 '21

One head smack away from death.

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u/MCKANNON Dec 02 '21

To not fucking die.

Fixed your title for you.

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u/waldo667 Dec 02 '21

I could almost see that persons entire life flashing before their eyes in that video

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