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Well, Yes and No

Samson Lindsey, 24, was walking with some friends on a boat dock behind a restaurant in Coosa, Ala., and asked them if they would jump in to rescue him if he went into the water. The friends thought Lindsey was kidding, since they knew he couldn’t swim. Before they could say anything, Lindsey jumped into the inky-black water — it was 1:30 a.m. Several of his friends did jump into the Coosa River to save him, and another called 911 for help. Rescue boats were immediately dispatched, and sonar equipment quickly located Lindsey. But by then, he was dead. (RC/Gadsden Times) ...But hey: at least he knows he’s got good friends.
Original Publication Date: 24 April 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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