Jump from Pier a Poor Idea "If your friends jumped off a cliff, would you do that, too?" For two Southern California men, the answer is yes. Both jumped from a pier as part of a $100 bet — then had to be rescued after a strong current dragged them hundreds of yards offshore. Authorities might insist they pay for their own rescue.

Jump from Pier a Poor Idea

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. If you ever told your mom you did something stupid because your friends were doing it, she might have said this: "If your friends jumped off a cliff, would you do that too?" For two Southern California men, the answer apparently is yes. Both men jumped off a pier as part of a $100 bet; both had to be rescued from a rip-current that dragged them hundreds of yards offshore. Authorities might now force them to pay for their own rescue.

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