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May 20, 2012
 

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Has anyone heard who jumped off O&W bridge.
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It was Billy Joe McCallister.
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Devin Prichard. He will be missed fourth won't be the same without him:'(
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May 20, 2012
 

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was it devin?? if you dont mind me asking
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May 20, 2012
 

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and was it the big bridge at the end he jumped off of??
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wondering wrote:
and was it the big bridge at the end he jumped off of??
I heard something about a bridge on my scanner, but I didn't know what it was. omg how awful!!! Maybe he fell instead of jumping. How old was he and who is he?
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really po d wrote:
<quoted text>I heard something about a bridge on my scanner, but I didn't know what it was. omg how awful!!! Maybe he fell instead of jumping. How old was he and who is he?
If it was the big bridge, then he jumped. It has about a five foot tall rail on both sides all the way across the bridge. There's no way a person could accidentally fall off it.
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Was this an accidebt im praying for the family and friends of this man
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More info please, if anybody's got it. Dumb move either way if true...when is it gonna stop folks?!! Was he trying to jump off it for fun or deliberately trying to hurt himself? Is he alive? I know ambulances went out Coopertown Road going that way, and Lifestar has been flying in and out all day. Prayers for all having a tough weekend.
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All I know is the person is dead.
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Sounds like it might have been 2 people .I feel for the family prayers to you .
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It was an accident. He was trying to jump into the water but he hit a rock. That is what is being told among friends.
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So sad wrote:
It was an accident. He was trying to jump into the water but he hit a rock. That is what is being told among friends.
Why would someone try to jump off of that bridge into the water?! There is not enough water there. That's just awful.
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May 21, 2012
 
Wvlt is doing story on devin today at Scott high.
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#15
May 21, 2012
 
Nobody jumped, he drowned while swimming in the river.
sorry for the loss

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I don't know what happened but the scanner said that they got a call that someone jumped off the bridge and hit there head on a rock and was not breathing, sent law, ambulance and had rescue on standbye.
Whatever happened someone died and I am sorry for their loss, I can only imagine how hard it would be to loose a child.
Everyone pray for this family during this awful time.
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May 21, 2012
 
How old was he? Still in high school at Scott High? Who are his parents? Know they and his classmates who knew him are devastated.
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May 21, 2012
 
He was a Scott high student. I think he was 16 years old.
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#19
May 21, 2012
 
That is truly a sad thing. Folks PALEEZE don't try any bridge or cliff diving here into shallow water/rocks. This is not Alcopoca on TV with pro divers. Huntsville Pool and the olympic-sized BSF pool at Bandy Creek are opening up for the summer. At BSF it's $3 adults/teens,$2 (6-12), 5 and under tots are FREE. Family passes for the season are $35 and $25, depending. I don't know how much at Huntsville pool.

We've had others before who have been hurt or died trying things at the river. I remember one girl who broke her back/was totally paralyzed/had just graduated high school here/was athlete headed to college on scholarship. Accidents DO happen, so USE COMMON SENSE.
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Just to clerify this was an accident..he did not do this purposely!He was swimming and the current got to strong and he went under and drowned! so if everyone could just pray for all his family even though he was my brother in laws brother since he had lived with my sister and her husband i have considered him as my nephew. So please just pray instead of sayin things that isnt true thank you very much and have a wonderful day!

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