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2001 At-Risk Survivor

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Student Film Folly
2001 At-Risk Survivor
Confirmed True by Darwin

(19 February 2001, Ireland) Teenagers in Northern Ireland ran into trouble while filming a video about the stupid risks students take. They had been jumping from a cliff into the sea, when a swell swept eleven of them into the ocean. Seven managed to swim to safety, and four others were rescued in the nick of time by a lifeboat. The captain said the amateur film makers were lucky to be alive.

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