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Man Fatally Jumps Out Of Helicopter Into Ocean During Scenic Tour
laist.com ^ | 11/5/2013 | Emma G. Gallegos

Posted on 11/15/2013 1:00:24 AM PST by South40

A man who booked a helicopter tour of the Orange County coast jumped to his death this afternoon in a possible suicide.

A 60-year-old man was rescued from the waters near Balboa Pier around 1 p.m. and rushed to a hospital where he later died, Newport Beach police told City News Service.

Chuck Street, the father of the man flying the helicopter, told The Daily Pilot that a passenger on the tour jumped out of the helicopter mid-flight. Street hadn't spoken to his son Corbin yet, but authorities explained what happened. The passenger showed up alone even though he paid $310 for a 30-minute tour for two. About halfway into the flight, the passenger pushed himself out the door while Street's son struggled to grab him, ripping his shirt off in an attempt to save him.

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1 posted on 11/15/2013 1:00:24 AM PST by South40
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To: South40
Two in a row?

How often does this Scheiß happen?

2 posted on 11/15/2013 1:08:02 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

Maybe he saw how much his plan went up under Obamacare?


3 posted on 11/15/2013 1:12:35 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: South40

Suicide is bad enough, but I really don’t understand the need some people have to make others witness the horror. It’s cruel.


4 posted on 11/15/2013 1:20:04 AM PST by Nickname
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To: South40

Probably better than sent to the soylent factory through Obamacare.


5 posted on 11/15/2013 1:22:18 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Nickname
Suicide is bad enough, but I really don’t understand the need some people have to make others witness the horror. It’s cruel.

I agree. Unfortunately, it happens all too often.

6 posted on 11/15/2013 1:31:58 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: Nickname

Because suicide is a selfish and COWARDLY act.


7 posted on 11/15/2013 1:44:58 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: cynwoody

The other one was in Florida, leaping out of a Cessna.


8 posted on 11/15/2013 1:45:08 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: South40

Maybe he feared another government shutdown.

/sarc


9 posted on 11/15/2013 1:54:33 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Maybe he saw how much his plan went up under Obamacare?”
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Living in the Obamination could cause most anyone to commit suicide.


10 posted on 11/15/2013 2:03:53 AM PST by AlexW
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Sudden Jump syndrome...


11 posted on 11/15/2013 2:14:30 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: South40

Wow, just read the small plane one. Rest in peace.


12 posted on 11/15/2013 2:45:08 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: South40

Suicides may be off the charts this ‘holiday’ season...


13 posted on 11/15/2013 2:53:59 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Cvengr

That guy was just stretching his legs, they aren’t too bright in Miami.


14 posted on 11/15/2013 3:03:09 AM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: South40

When Wall St crashed in 1929, stock brokers jumped out of buildings in several major cities. Today, under Obama, people jump out of airplanes.


15 posted on 11/15/2013 3:18:07 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: South40

If you want a parachute,you can keep your parachute. Period!


16 posted on 11/15/2013 3:36:05 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: AlexW

> Living in the Obamination could cause most anyone to commit suicide.

I think someone on FR pointed out that suicides have gone up 450 % since Obama took office. I’ve seen it somewhere.


17 posted on 11/15/2013 3:38:24 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

more military members are dying from suicide than from combat, even though obama’s pointless war and his PC ROE are providing ample opportunity for combat deaths


18 posted on 11/15/2013 4:12:30 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: jsanders2001

Yes, they have.
My husband of 40 years was one of them.


19 posted on 11/15/2013 6:16:00 AM PST by left that other site (.)
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To: Gene Eric

It’s not the fall that kills you but the sudden stop at the end is a beyotch.


20 posted on 11/15/2013 6:17:03 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: left that other site

> Yes, they have.
My husband of 40 years was one of them.

So sorry to hear that. When men lose their jobs or usefulness they lose their self-esteem / value and a guy like this in the WH doesn’t help.


21 posted on 11/15/2013 6:33:10 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

Thank you for your kindness.

I place it directly into the Liar’s Lap.


22 posted on 11/15/2013 6:59:07 AM PST by left that other site (.)
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To: Dr. Ursus

“If you want a parachute,you can keep your parachute. Period!”

Now I have to clean the coffee off my computer screen...hehehe hehehehe!

You would think after all this time on FR, I would be better prepared.


23 posted on 11/15/2013 7:28:12 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yep. Its a sign of the times. Wait three more years and it will be even worse.


24 posted on 11/15/2013 8:59:49 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: left that other site

I so sorry. May God comfort you.


25 posted on 11/15/2013 9:02:51 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky

Thank You.

The Obama debacle has really hit me “Up Close and personal”.


26 posted on 11/15/2013 9:12:11 AM PST by left that other site (.)
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To: cynwoody

Considering it is not easy to get out of a Cessna in mid flight,...unless of course the pilot was banking and you were being shoved out with the door and seat belt jettisoned.


27 posted on 11/15/2013 8:53:06 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: cynwoody

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/11/15/Pilot-who-reported-passenger-jumping-from-plane-faces-no-charges/UPI-59101384495513/


28 posted on 11/15/2013 8:55:18 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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