Teen jumps off of chair lift at Casino Pier as storm approaches

Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2012 9:34 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A New Jersey teenager said Monday she "freaked out" when her chairlift ride high above a beach stopped as a thunderstorm approached — and that's why she jumped.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 2:07 PM

Good thing she wasn't on the chair lift at Moreys. The results of a jump from that thing would not just result in a few bruises.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 2:21 PM

She's lucky all that sand was below the ride. That more than anything probably saved her from serious injury or death.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 2:22 PM

What's more interesting to me, is seeing people in New Jersey actually caring about someone else. :)

Last edited by Raven-Phile, Tuesday, July 10, 2012 4:06 PM
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 2:52 PM

I was going to say the same thing. He didn't just point the camera at the spectacle, he went to check if the girl was ok.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 2:54 PM

I don't appreciate that post, dj. Putting a smiley face on racism doesn't make it okay.

Last edited by Ensign Smith, Tuesday, July 10, 2012 2:54 PM
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 3:16 PM

One article I read said she dropped about 35 feet. If you've ever been on the Seaside boardwalk, you'll understand that's a pretty high estimate. I rode that skyride many years ago, and I'd be surprised if it was as much as a 25' foot drop to the sand.

And I live in Jersey and do occasionally care about other people. ;)

I don't recall the chairlift at Moreys..it's been a coupla years since I was there.

Last edited by Mike Gallagher, Tuesday, July 10, 2012 3:18 PM
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 3:21 PM

A little racist.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 3:26 PM

Ensign Smith said:

I don't appreciate that post, dj. Putting a smiley face on racism doesn't make it okay.

I'm assuming there's another "dj" around?

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 3:33 PM

Ha! Yeah, that would have been intended for the other dj known in some parts as Raven-Phile. My bad.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 3:49 PM

No worries. I'm just relieved I'm not schizophrenic. Yet.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 4:07 PM

Ensign Smith said:

I don't appreciate that post, dj. Putting a smiley face on racism doesn't make it okay.

One, my name's not DJ, and two, it was an obvious typo that I didn't even realize until just now.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 4:41 PM

One, I know...don't even ask me how I did that little trick in my brain, and two, I'm glad it was a typo. Didn't sound like you. :)

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 4:57 PM

No problem. I certainly didn't mean it. I was like "Who is DJ?"

I thought you knew I was Josh. :)

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 4:57 PM

Did I miss something?

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 4:57 PM

Mike Gallagher said:

I don't recall the chairlift at Moreys..it's been a coupla years since I was there.

It may not be there anymore, I don't know... but it was the last time I was there (early 2000's). Go to RCDB and look up Great White coaster at Moreys. The skyride is in some of the pics of that coaster. It's got to be one of the highest bench type of chair lifts around. Some of the gondola type skyrides don't even go that hight. That s.o.b. made me nervous on a clear calm day... I wouldn't want to be on it in an approaching storm... or even slight breeze.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 5:07 PM

eightdotthree said:

Did I miss something?

So did I...context indicates Josh made a typo. I was wondering what a comment poking fun at people from New Jersey had to do with racism. I was thinking, "wow, Ensign's being a little over-sensitive..." :)

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 5:08 PM

For those discussing:

Morey's Skyride From the Ground

Morey's Skyride From The Skyride

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 5:29 PM

Vater said:
I was wondering what a comment poking fun at people from New Jersey had to do with racism.

Me too, and that's what made me go back and scrutinize my post, only to find a misplaced letter in there that made the post mean something completely different.

What happened was, I started typing just Jersey, then changed my mind to make it New Jersey. My mind was correct, but my thought process flubbed on the keys.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 8:11 PM

I may not be very tech savvy, and I don't do much youtube..but when I just tried to watch the video for the first time, it said "THIS VIDEO IS PRIVATE." Was it viewable earlier? I didn't want to watch it at work.

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