Floater Badly Injured by 250 Pound Man Jumping Into Boise River
A Boise State girl was floating the river on Sunday night and ended up in the hospital after a 250 pound man jumped off a bridge and landed right on top of her.
We just heard about a death in Washington from someone trying a back flip off a bridge and now this. Everyone's been so excited to hit the river sometimes we're forgetting about safety first. All sorts of dangerous jumps are taking place including a new thing called "Blow Up Jumping" where people are diving off of bridges, cliffs, and anything that'll give them a little height with their blowup tubes, mattresses, animals, whatever they have. You can check out an actual "Blow Up Jump" from Sunday afternoon below.
This jump was pretty harmless and safe but you know kids. They always like to take it to the next level.
19-year-old Cienna Cook of Boise State University paid the price for someone not jumping safely. Witnesses say people were jumping and trying to land as close as possible to floaters. This 250 pound man missed, jumped off a 25 foot bridge and the impact was brutal. The tube popped immediately and Cook never saw the man coming. She didn't know what was going on until she was under water. Cook suffered internal bruising and bleeding and was couldn't move as she continued to float down the river.
The man who jumped on her took off but others came to her rescue immediately saving her from drowning. Cook was then transported to St. Luke's and then Saint Alphonsus where she battled the internal bleeding.
If anyone has any information on this guy please contact authorities immediately. He needs to be held accountable. A GoFundMe page has been set up for Cook to help with her medical expenses.
After a couple of days in the hospital Cook is at home resting and healing. Please be careful on the river. Have fun but be safe and use common sense.