North Augusta man jumps off 13th Street bridge

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 3:57 PM
Last updated Wednesday, April 4, 2012 2:20 AM
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A North Augusta man who jumped off the 13th Street bridge Tuesday afternoon will most likely not be charged, Richmond County sheriff’s Maj. Jim Griffin said.

Authorities were called to the bridge around 1:30 p.m. and found Russell Keiningham, 37, floating in the Savannah River.

The man, who has heavily intoxicated, was not injured and was able to swim to the shore without assistance.

“He said he just wanted to do it,” Griffin said. “The alcohol does play a part in it.”

Keiningham has been transported to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital for a mental evaluation.

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AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 04/03/12 - 04:20 pm
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Anyone witness whether his

Anyone witness whether his escapade was preceded by the phrase: "Watch this!" Talk about a redneck landing! He may be a bit sore in the near future and maybe longer, despite his inebriated state when he hit the water.

a different drum
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a different drum 04/03/12 - 04:29 pm
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It was probably something on

It was probably something on his bucket list.

a different drum
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a different drum 04/03/12 - 04:31 pm
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Or perhaps someone told him

Or perhaps someone told him to go jump in the river.

burninater
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burninater 04/03/12 - 05:14 pm
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I bet he bought that liquor

I bet he bought that liquor on Sunday. Prophecy fulfilled.

luckie
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luckie 04/03/12 - 07:44 pm
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a diffferent drum: He was

a diffferent drum: He was trying to fill the bucket.

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 04/04/12 - 04:35 pm
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Wow Russell, you didn't just

Wow Russell, you didn't just fall off the wagon this time... You fell off the whole bridge!

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