Golden Gate Bridge Jumper Was a Student on a Dare
A Student From Windsor high School Jumped Off the Golden Gate Bridge on a Dare Thursday March 10 2011
Surprisingly, the student survived, although he has not been named at this time.
He was part of a field trip that included a walk along the Golden Gate Bridge, and what was at first considered to be a suicide attempt, has been revealed to be a dare.
CBS 5 reporter Joe Vazquez tweeted that the jump was not a suicide attempt, but instead was done on a dare by fellow students. Vazquez spoke to a surfer who said the classmates were cheering the boy as he jumped.
He jumped from about 220 feet above the water, and had to climb over a four-foot railing, according to NBC.
About 45 teachers, and two students were present at the time, and the student could face criminal charges in the case.