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Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived
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Wow. If you have stood at that dam and seen the power there and the crazy water I doubt you would jump in. Lucky bastard.

https://www.theguardian.com/...r-dam-swim?CMP=fb_gu

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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [iO4] [ In reply to ]
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In the last 10 years, 275 people have died at the site and no one had previously survived swimming across its breadth.


275 fatalities? What?!
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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [eb] [ In reply to ]
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I know right! It's crazy...like a siren song drawing people in. It is some scary as F*$& water.

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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [eb] [ In reply to ]
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eb wrote:
In the last 10 years, 275 people have died at the site and no one had previously survived swimming across its breadth.


275 fatalities? What?!

I would think most if not all of those are suicides. Famous places become popular suicide sites. I visited there in 2010 and I don't remember seeing any signs about suicide prevention. I remember somewhere recently where they had signs offering help if you were distressed, numbers to call, etc. Cliffs of Mohr had that in Ireland, but I think I have seen something similar in US, but I can't remember the venue.
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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [iO4] [ In reply to ]
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What an absolute ass clown.

Gnothi Seauton.
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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [iO4] [ In reply to ]
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A drunk Brit screaming "Leeroy Jenkins!" as he takes the plunge would have been awesome!

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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [patf] [ In reply to ]
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patf wrote:
eb wrote:
In the last 10 years, 275 people have died at the site and no one had previously survived swimming across its breadth.


275 fatalities? What?!

I would think most if not all of those are suicides. Famous places become popular suicide sites. I visited there in 2010 and I don't remember seeing any signs about suicide prevention. I remember somewhere recently where they had signs offering help if you were distressed, numbers to call, etc. Cliffs of Mohr had that in Ireland, but I think I have seen something similar in US, but I can't remember the venue.

Golden gate bridge in SF has a help phone line and signs on either end of the bridge.
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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [patf] [ In reply to ]
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patf wrote:
eb wrote:
In the last 10 years, 275 people have died at the site and no one had previously survived swimming across its breadth.


275 fatalities? What?!


I would think most if not all of those are suicides. Famous places become popular suicide sites. I visited there in 2010 and I don't remember seeing any signs about suicide prevention. I remember somewhere recently where they had signs offering help if you were distressed, numbers to call, etc. Cliffs of Mohr had that in Ireland, but I think I have seen something similar in US, but I can't remember the venue.

I'm calling BS on the numbers. If 2 people a month were jumping we'd all know about it.

See e.g. http://www.hooverdamnotes.com/...er-dam-suicides.html
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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [iO4] [ In reply to ]
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Ah, I found a better article with pictures!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...r-Dam-reservoir.html
Last edited by: tri_kid: Sep 11, 17 20:20
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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [iO4] [ In reply to ]
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Whoa.



TAKE IT TO THE TRI FORUM
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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [eb] [ In reply to ]
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Nope...they try to keep it quiet. A friend works for the Charleston FD and he says they pull someone out of the water every 3 or 4 days that jump off the newer bridge. They just try and keep the news to a minimum so others won't get the idea. Bad for a cities reputation.
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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [TriDavis] [ In reply to ]
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TriDavis wrote:
Nope...they try to keep it quiet. A friend works for the Charleston FD and he says they pull someone out of the water every 3 or 4 days that jump off the newer bridge. They just try and keep the news to a minimum so others won't get the idea. Bad for a cities reputation.

Odd, doesn't seem to bother the media or politicians when it suits them.
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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [patf] [ In reply to ]
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patf wrote:
eb wrote:
In the last 10 years, 275 people have died at the site and no one had previously survived swimming across its breadth.


275 fatalities? What?!


I would think most if not all of those are suicides. Famous places become popular suicide sites. I visited there in 2010 and I don't remember seeing any signs about suicide prevention. I remember somewhere recently where they had signs offering help if you were distressed, numbers to call, etc. Cliffs of Mohr had that in Ireland, but I think I have seen something similar in US, but I can't remember the venue.

My Dad worked at Hoover for 15+ years and from the stories he would tell, I believe the number is much higher than 275. And yes, most are suicides. The nasty part is, from the top the dam looks more or less straight down when actually there's a curvature to make it wider at the base. The jumpers end up skipping down the face and exploding when they hit the wall at the bottom.

On the lighter side - I was able to get behind the scenes tours of the dam. The bottom floor looks like an empty Game of Thrones dungeon with small compartments and dim lighting but each compartment has a brightly colored life ring. Like you're going to be able to float out of that maze. And the walls seep water. Very comforting. Also got to stand inside one of the penstocks which are massive. A friend designed a scaffolding system for maintaining the tubes. The whole place is a marvel. Just needs more water behind it.
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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [wild hare] [ In reply to ]
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wild hare wrote:
patf wrote:
eb wrote:
In the last 10 years, 275 people have died at the site and no one had previously survived swimming across its breadth.


275 fatalities? What?!


I would think most if not all of those are suicides. Famous places become popular suicide sites. I visited there in 2010 and I don't remember seeing any signs about suicide prevention. I remember somewhere recently where they had signs offering help if you were distressed, numbers to call, etc. Cliffs of Mohr had that in Ireland, but I think I have seen something similar in US, but I can't remember the venue.


My Dad worked at Hoover for 15+ years and from the stories he would tell,

You would know this. While on a tour of the dam, someone asked how any people were buried in the cement during the construction . The tour guide answered "none" and that was a tall tale.

What say you?
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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [eb] [ In reply to ]
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eb wrote:
patf wrote:
eb wrote:
In the last 10 years, 275 people have died at the site and no one had previously survived swimming across its breadth.


275 fatalities? What?!


I would think most if not all of those are suicides. Famous places become popular suicide sites. I visited there in 2010 and I don't remember seeing any signs about suicide prevention. I remember somewhere recently where they had signs offering help if you were distressed, numbers to call, etc. Cliffs of Mohr had that in Ireland, but I think I have seen something similar in US, but I can't remember the venue.


I'm calling BS on the numbers. If 2 people a month were jumping we'd all know about it.

See e.g. http://www.hooverdamnotes.com/...er-dam-suicides.html

How would we know about it if they don't report it.

The Toronto Subway line has shitloads of suicides. They never report on them. Sometimes you're riding the subway and you hear about an "injury at track level". That's code for suicide.

How does Danny Hart sit down with balls that big?
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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [iO4] [ In reply to ]
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iO4 wrote:
Wow. If you have stood at that dam and seen the power there and the crazy water I doubt you would jump in. Lucky bastard.

https://www.theguardian.com/...r-dam-swim?CMP=fb_gu

Not luck. Skill.

Current scorecard:

Great Britain: 1
Rest of the World: -275
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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [Old Hickory] [ In reply to ]
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Old Hickory wrote:
wild hare wrote:
patf wrote:
eb wrote:
In the last 10 years, 275 people have died at the site and no one had previously survived swimming across its breadth.


275 fatalities? What?!


I would think most if not all of those are suicides. Famous places become popular suicide sites. I visited there in 2010 and I don't remember seeing any signs about suicide prevention. I remember somewhere recently where they had signs offering help if you were distressed, numbers to call, etc. Cliffs of Mohr had that in Ireland, but I think I have seen something similar in US, but I can't remember the venue.


My Dad worked at Hoover for 15+ years and from the stories he would tell,


You would know this. While on a tour of the dam, someone asked how any people were buried in the cement during the construction . The tour guide answered "none" and that was a tall tale.

What say you?

My Dad's wife, who also worked there, thinks 2 but said my Dad would know more. He's in Florida without phone/power so will ask in the next couple days.
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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [Sideways] [ In reply to ]
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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [H-] [ In reply to ]
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Whoa.

Is that Tom Demerly???



TAKE IT TO THE TRI FORUM

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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [mustangchef] [ In reply to ]
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With more hair.
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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [BLeP] [ In reply to ]
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BLeP wrote:
eb wrote:
patf wrote:
eb wrote:
In the last 10 years, 275 people have died at the site and no one had previously survived swimming across its breadth.


275 fatalities? What?!


I would think most if not all of those are suicides. Famous places become popular suicide sites. I visited there in 2010 and I don't remember seeing any signs about suicide prevention. I remember somewhere recently where they had signs offering help if you were distressed, numbers to call, etc. Cliffs of Mohr had that in Ireland, but I think I have seen something similar in US, but I can't remember the venue.


I'm calling BS on the numbers. If 2 people a month were jumping we'd all know about it.

See e.g. http://www.hooverdamnotes.com/...er-dam-suicides.html


How would we know about it if they don't report it.

The Toronto Subway line has shitloads of suicides. They never report on them. Sometimes you're riding the subway and you hear about an "injury at track level". That's code for suicide.

Eh, I'm not convinced. The 275 number came from somewhere, but there's no attribution. The page I linked to says the number is much lower. I'm sure the county coroner knows. You don't just get away with not reporting - somebody somewhere knows.

And BTW info on Toronto subway suicides is readily available (although they did resist publishing the data): https://en.wikipedia.org/...Commission_incidents
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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [patf] [ In reply to ]
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Golden Gate Bridge has signs and I believe even volunteers patrolling.
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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [Greg66] [ In reply to ]
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Greg66 wrote:

Not luck. Skill.

Current scorecard:

Great Britain: 1
Rest of the World: -275

The skill to swim 220 meters in half an hour!

That would be 13:38/100m. Go Brits!
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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [TriDavis] [ In reply to ]
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TriDavis wrote:
Nope...they try to keep it quiet. A friend works for the Charleston FD and he says they pull someone out of the water every 3 or 4 days that jump off the newer bridge. They just try and keep the news to a minimum so others won't get the idea. Bad for a cities reputation.

Yup in Perth we have a lot of people that go missing "presumed drowned" when swimming in the ocean such as a surfer who recently "drowned", legroom was snapped or bitten.. and his body never found.
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Re: Drunk Briton swam across Hoover Dam and survived [iO4] [ In reply to ]
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This was the conversation right before he dove in:








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