Kevin Hines and Ken Baldwin survived their leaps off the Golden Gate Bridge. In the 80 year history of the bridge they are two of about 30 survivors. Over 1600 people have leaped to their deaths since the bridge was opened in 1937. That’s over 20 completed suicides a year.
Following are quotes from both Kevin and Ken about their jumps.
“The millisecond my legs cleared it, the millisecond of true free fall, instant regret for my actions,” said Kevin.
“I just vaulted over, and I realized, at that moment,’ Ken said, ‘this is the stupidest thing I could have done. Everything could have changed.”