by Duluth News Tribune
July 19, 2010 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
A popular summer hangout known for its steep overlooks into Amity Creek also can be a dangerous place for thrill-seekers. Continue Reading
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You can’t protect people from themselves. It’s thinning of the herd.
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For those that believe in Darwinism its called the theory of natural selection. You can’t fix stupid.
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It’s wrong to control people but it’s also wrong to gloat when they screw up.
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Wrong but fun!
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I hate to sound ‘OLD’ and not understand of ‘FUN’. I’m only 46 and graduated in ’81′. That year of the years prior there were similar accidents, however, a few involved the young men breaking their necks and they are either now wheel chair bound, in a nursing care unit or passed on. All for ‘FUN’. Oh ‘they just didn’t jump out far enough to clear the rocks below.’
The 14 year old quoted…her parents were trying parent. But she knows it ALL! They all do! I have one, that is giving me the same. Sweetie, I hope you don’t learn the hard way.
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As someone who’s not quite “old” yet (no offense Jeanne, I’m on your side here), I have never understood the point in “cliffing”. I grew up in Cloquet, so cliffing in our area was the bridge and rocks on the bike trail. I’m not a fuddy-duddy, I like thrills and adrenaline rushes too, I just prefer them to include safety gear. I never thought the boys were “manly” because they did it, I never felt like I was inadaquate because I didn’t. George said it before I could, you just can’t fix stupid.
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Life is a contact sport. We can be walking down Superior Street, a flower pot gets knocked out of a 5th floor window downtown and boom, that’s it, game over.
This is another attempt by media to create a problem that doesn’t exist in the interest of creating buzz. If the city were to say “No cliff jumping at the Deeps”, how in the hell would they enforce it? We don’t have enough officers as it is. Do we pull one off the streets and park him at the Deeps? Do we hire some rent-a-dork in a reflective vest?
Get over it. People are going to jump, and some will get hurt. It happens. It’s life.
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Headline; More danger at Duluth’s “Deeps” More danger? I wonder how this writer did in freshman comp?
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I don’t think a ‘guard’ has to be posted. Let them jump. It wouldn’t be as much fun if there was a sign saying to jump! I’m not against ‘fun’. Parents keep trying to get thru to the teens. Also realize that those lastest injured were what 20, 21? Adults–so go ahead and jump.
The media is really giving this a lot of attention.
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Actually, the frontal lobe of the brain where decision making involving risks such as these, doesn’t start to fully develop until age 20 (they have been able to scientifically prove this via MRIs)….so low twenty somethings doesn’t surprise me at all.
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I just don’t feel that anyone who gets hurt here, or their parents, have any right to complain about the injury (or death) because their kids are too dumb to listen to them or obey posted signs. And we all know how sue-happy people are these days, it’s only a matter of time…
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Let’s stop giving them the publicity. It only fuels their desire to be stupid.
You see, they’ve figured out they get the ink by being stupid.
Or better yet, let them be stupid. It will bolster the ratio of smart people to idiots.
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Agree with Dark Knight and George. Sometimes the truth is painful and harsh. And sometimes it’s called reality.
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As an avid fitness guy, and longtime Duluth resident, I’ve wondered…where is the best place in the city to swim (meaning lap swimming and workout swimming not just jumping in and out of the water)? I’ve heard a couple people say that on Park Point, the 16th Street beach entry is one of the best especially with the warmer water this year. What about the rest of you who swim outdoors? The pool is feeling a little bit like a fishbowl with all these nice warm summer days.
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My friend has this quote, “When you’re dumb, it’s forever.” I find it fitting in this situation.
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Jonathan, I go out to the very end of Wisconsin Point, right next to the canal entry and the lighthouse. I’m not a lap swimmer (more of a floatie floater haha), but I do like to splash around. There’s also a bit of a sandbar not too far from shore, you walk out to about waist/chest deep depending on how short you are, and then it starts getting shallow again. Perfect for those of us who’s dogs love to fetch and swim! Go early enough in the day and it’s usually deserted, and since it’s shallower it’s usually warmer than Park Point.
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Gnar Dog, ha ha ha. I can’t believe he was quoted saying that. What an idiot.
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It would be unfortunate if they effectively closed the deeps to the kids. So many generations have enjoyed it and had great experiences there.
Every sport comes with injuries. I bet if the DNT reported every sport injury in town, it would make some people want to outlaw sports in Duluth!
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Why are they being criticized for jumping into a body of water? Oh because they’re jumping from really high up? Oh ok.
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