Four active-duty sailors busted for jumping off San Diego Bridge

Coronado Bridge after four men parachuted from the top making their way to a boat waiting below. Police search the scene, the four jumpers were not cited by authorities, but the driver who dropped them off and the boat driver that picked them up were. Screen shot from video.

A group of thrill seekers trying to base-jump off the Coronado Bridge in San Diego is now in trouble for attempting a dangerous stunt.

The group of four -including an active-duty Navy sailor- parachuted more than 250-feet off the bridge, into San Diego Bay, late Wednesday night. Officers say the men launched themselves out of a pickup truck at the top of the bridge.

A San Diego Police officer saw the whole thing unfold, as there were calls coming into police at around the same time that night, about a suicidal person in the area. “Coincidentally when they were up there, a car stopped in front of the police officer and four people jumped out and jumped over the bridge,” said Lt. Scott Wahl, a spokesperson for San Diego Police.

Coronado Bridge after four men parachuted from the top making their way to a boat waiting below. Police search the scene, the four jumpers were not cited by authorities, but the driver who dropped them off and the boat driver that picked them up were. Screen shot from video.
Coronado Bridge after four men parachuted from the top making their way to a boat waiting below. Police escort the boat “The Grenadine” waiting for the base jumpers. The four jumpers were not cited by authorities, but the driver who dropped them off and the boat driver that picked them up were. Screen shot from video.

Harbor Police caught up with the foursome who had a boat called “The Grenadine,” waiting to pick them up. Police escorted the boat and cited the driver for operating the vessel without lights.

The driver of the pick-up was also cited for obstructing traffic up on the bridge, according to CBS 8.

The thrill-seekers are facing misdemeanor charges for causing a public nuisance and “depletion of resources,” for law enforcement officers.

The Navy sailor is reportedly in hot water over this stunt, with the Naval Command. Officials say this was not connected to any Navy exercises and the four men are part of a group called ‘Jump Zone’.

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