Man survives bridge-jumping bet

September 30, 2008 6:08:33 AM PDT
A man who survived jumping from a bridge over the Allegheny River near Pittsburgh told them he did so on a bet - and now police are looking for whoever made the wager.

Police say 42-year-old August Futryk jumped about 50 feet from the Hulton Bridge in Oakmont into the river below. Oakmont is about 10 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Police say Futryk was visibly intoxicated and complained of chest pains so he was taken to a hospital after his rescue Sunday afternoon. He's facing public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and other charges.

Oakmont police Chief David DiSanti says Futryk was wearing only undershorts at the time.

The Associated Press cannot locate a listed phone number for Futryk.


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