It is the type of thing that only teens would come up with as a way of celebrating the continuation of times on Saturday, May 21st. Many people were having fun with the bizarre delusions of Camping and his followers predicting Judgment Day with parties and postings. A group of five teens in Michigan, however, decided to celebrate the end of the world by jumping into the Kalamazoo River, including Anthony Thompson who notably could not swim. Well, you can guess the rest.
Jordan Skinner-Knapp said he tried to discourage Thompson from jumping and then tried unsuccessfully to rescue him in the river.
He and a Little League team that ran to the scene watched helplessly as the teen was swept away screaming in the river.
For all of us who have kids, it is the type of impulsive act that we fear where one of our children might literally throw his life away. Rescue crews were out this weekend trying to find the body.
Source: NY Daily News