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  1. #1
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    Oct 2012
    Heart of Europe

    Florida man survives fall from bridge while changing tyre

    When the SUV of Reginald D. White blew a tyre on the approach to the Sunshine Skywalk Bridge in St Petersburg, Florida, he stepped out to change it. But he stumbled, went backwards over a barrier wall and plunged 30 feet into the water.

    Amazingly, White sustained only minor injuries and was able to cling onto a pylon until help arrived.

    "When I hit the water, it was like God had a glove. He caught me," White told Tampa Bay's WFTS. "I just hit the water, I came up, and the first thing I saw was that pylon. So I had to swim to it."
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Wow. So glad he's okay! I know I'd be having nightmares -- and daymares -- about it for a long time.

    I'd say Mr. White is one blessed man. But, is there more to this story? The article says he stopped on the bridge after his tire blew; it also says he got out of his vehicle "following a crash." And the reporter in the video states, at the end, that the towing company refuses to give White his vehicle back. What is that all about?!?
    "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
    - Henry David Thoreau

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