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Old January 14th, 2007, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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One of best friends falls 60ft to ground below

So on friday me and a few friends went to a place called the bluffs, basically a recreational area of the american river. We went their because our friend jakie got a new camera and wanted to break it in, so we go to an area above the fair oaks bridge (for those of you who the the area) it has an incredible view of the river and its surroundings. The highest point of where we were was well over 80ft. up. So jakie takes some pics of us and the generl area. She needs to go to the car and i gave her my keys which were connected to my friend willies keys. She goes, comes back, and like an idiot she throws them to my friend willie and he misses and off they go over the clif onto a shelf below. Willie goes to look over the edge to try to see where they are and if there is a safe/convienent way to get to them. In the process of doing so the ground under his feet gave way and he fell aprx. 30 feet, hit a large metal pipe, then fell another 30 feet to the ground. Me and a friend brian got to him quickly, he was concious and speaking, but in a world of hurt. We stay with him for paramedics to arrive. they took him on a boat accross the river to a waiting hellicopter where he was taken to UC davis medical center. the fire/rescue guys came back on the boat for brian and I and took us to an ambulance where we got dried off and i did an interview with the news. Fortunately the worst of his injuries is a shattered pelvis. He easily could have died. he is recovering smoothly in UCD and in a few days he will be transfered to another hospital for surgery. he has very high spirits and is trying to make the best of the situation.

news cast:i am brandon (they say brEndon) yeah i look/sound like a total tool cuz i was cold and wet, so whatever.
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pic we took at the hospital im on the left

so yeah we had an interesting friday.
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Old January 14th, 2007, 02:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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your pants and your friends pants seem a little tight.



Glad to see your friend is okay though.
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Old January 14th, 2007, 02:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old January 14th, 2007, 02:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old January 14th, 2007, 03:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This might officially make this kid the most brutal person you know.

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Old January 14th, 2007, 03:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i didnt put 2 and 2 together.. the cancer and cigs.
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Old January 14th, 2007, 03:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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woah, that sucks man. Hope he isn't permanetly hurt.
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Old January 14th, 2007, 03:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Well, I don't think a shattered pelvis is exactly something you walk away from without some work.
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Old January 14th, 2007, 04:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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Do you live in Tennessee? I've heard of an area called "the bluffs" somewhere around here. Never been. I feel bad for your friend, but seriously, you guys were dicking around on the SIDE OF A CLIFF!!!!! It's almost inviting something to happen.
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Old January 14th, 2007, 04:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Well, I think that's why he said it's not worth the risk.

But of course, hindsight is always 20/20.
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I was expecting someone to die in this thread...

Good to hear everyone stayed alive this time around.
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he came home today, still in a lot of pain, but has really high spirits, and who cares how tight my pants are hah? and thanks wes, alomst lost em there for a sec.
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Old January 16th, 2007, 08:22 PM   #16 (permalink)
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he came home today, still in a lot of pain, but has really high spirits, and who cares how tight my pants are hah? and thanks wes, alomst lost em there for a sec.
Cant say much I got some new jeans from hollister yesterday and they were ridin' the boys all day.
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Old January 16th, 2007, 08:28 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I know a few people that go to UC Davis. I hope to god they didn't treat your friend.

Where in CA do you live?
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we live in Carmichael (general sacramento area) and he said Davis treated him way better than Kaiser in roseville.
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so when you fall 60 feet, you get cancer? damn.
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we live in Carmichael (general sacramento area) and he said Davis treated him way better than Kaiser in roseville.
I'm from the bay where we hyphy and go dumb.

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Old January 16th, 2007, 10:06 PM   #21 (permalink)
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so when you fall 60 feet, you get cancer? damn.
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that stinks!
i hope your friend turns out the same with no problems.
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dude he's going to have so much long-term damage.. my brother fractured his pelvis just a little bit, he can sometimes not walk for more than an hour without getting horrible back pain, and has to sit down for a while to recover from it.
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yeah he suffered from chronic back pain prior to the fall, so we will see how it goes, i just got back from his house and hes having some serious bladder/cathidor(sp) problems, he may have to go back to the ER. i feel so damn bad for him, things just keep getting ****ed up.
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so when you fall 60 feet, you get cancer? damn.
HA HA HA... i wanted to sig that right when i saw it...

too bad redneck got to it first! lol...

and i believe it's actually somewhere around 38 feet for cancer... j/p.

yea, how did he manage to hit a pole? are there random horizontal poles that stick out of the cliff side?

kindof reminds me of palinko from the price is right.
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