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Old 07-26-2018, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Denver
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80-foot cliff jump? Been here two years, seems every year there are people who die in that lake in a desert. Jet ski crashes, people falling off boats.

Fort Carson soldier found dead in Lake Pueblo
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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80-foot cliff jump? Been here two years, seems every year there are people who die in that lake in a desert. Jet ski crashes, people falling off boats.

Fort Carson soldier found dead in Lake Pueblo
Dive off an 80 foot cliff into the lake? What could go wrong.

Hold my beer!

You can't fix stupid.

Darwin Award winner for sure.
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Old 07-26-2018, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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...and those are only the stories that make the news. Not all of them do.

I suppose the lack of extensive bodies of water in the state means there is a high percentage of people who don't know practical water safety.
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Old 07-26-2018, 08:09 PM
 
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...and those are only the stories that make the news. Not all of them do.

I suppose the lack of extensive bodies of water in the state means there is a high percentage of people who don't know practical water safety.
I noticed this long ago when I first moved to CO from a coastal area. Noticed it yet again recently, when the heat drove hordes of clueless people to go play with cheap vinyl inflatables from WalMart, including on windy days. One day someone almost drowned when he, who did not know how to swim, tried to swim to his wind-blown runaway inner tube. Luck for him, a bystander had water rescue skills. By the time the suite of ambulance, fire engine, and sheriff showed up, it was over with. On top of that, the rescuer said the guys took off in a big hurry when the officials showed up, and that one of them was talkingtalkingtalking wildly. Betcha they had meth in their car...
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Old 07-26-2018, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Denver
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https://gazette.com/military/fort-ca...0d7a21647.html

In other Lake Pueblo mayhem:

Two guys rented jet skis, the boats drifted off, so they swam after them. One came back

Guy was fishing, pole fell in the water, he went after it, predictable result

9-year-old was found in the kiddie swim pond below the dam after an hour under water. He was airlifted, why bother, guess it was a training exercise for medevac

Drove through on July 4, the N-1 cove just above the dam was packed with inflatable rafts. Those are fun. Just wear a life jacket.

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Old 07-27-2018, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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...and those are only the stories that make the news. Not all of them do.

I suppose the lack of extensive bodies of water in the state means there is a high percentage of people who don't know practical water safety.
He was from Florida


https://www.chieftain.com/news/puebl...2691a2b7a.html


I used to drive down to Pueblo and jump off those cliffs with friends in high school. We did it dozens of times.
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