Man Survives 130-ft Jump Off Of Upper Arch Of Missouri River Bridge

Authorities say a 53-year-old man survived after jumping off the arch of a Missouri River bridge into the water below.  The drop was an estimated 130ft.

South Sioux City Police Sgt. Chris Chernock says the man climbed to the top of the arch around 6:30 p.m. Monday on the Veterans Memorial Bridge. The bridge carries U.S. Highway 77 traffic between South Sioux City in Nebraska and Sioux City, Iowa. Northbound bridge traffic was blocked during the incident.

Chernock says the man jumped a little before 7:40 p.m., falling an estimated 130 feet into the water. The South Sioux City Fire Department’s rescue boat soon reached the man and took him to shore.

Police identified the man as a transient, James Brewer. He was listed in stable condition on Tuesday morning at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

Southern Poverty Law Center Takes Dr. Ben Carson Off ‘Extremist Watch List,’ Apologizes

The Southern Poverty Law Center removed Dr. Ben Carson, M.D., from its “extremist watch list” and apologized to the potential GOP presidential candidate.

Carson was originally put on the list because of what the SPLC called his “anti-LGBT” views, according to Mediaite.

The list includes notorious neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

“This week, as we’ve come under intense criticism for doing so, we’ve reviewed our profile and have concluded that it did not meet our standards, so we have taken it down and apologize to Dr. Carson for having posted it,” the SPLC wrote in a statement.

The statement still stated that the SPLC still believes Carson has “made a number of statements that express views that we believe most people would conclude are extreme.”