Motorcycle and Rider run off bridge into pluff mud. (photos)

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Motorcycle and Rider run off bridge into pluff mud. (photos)

#1 Unread post by CmHall9 » Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:20 am

Saturday May 5, 2007 - Charleston South Carolina

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Charleston Fire Dept. Captain Richard Waring helps rescue Benjamin Fischer from the pluff mud beneath the James Island Connector after a crash that sent him off the bridge with his motorcycle Saturday May 5, 2007. Fischer told rescuers he was not seriously hurt. The drop was estimated at over sixty feet.

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Rescuers stand under the James Island Connector where 17 year-old Benjamin Fischer and his motorcycle landed when he crashed over the side of the bridge Saturday, May 5, 2007.


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Charleston Fire Dept. Captain Richard Waring helps Benjamin Fischer, 17, from the pluff mud beneath the James Island Connector after a crash that sent him off the bridge with his motorcycle Saturday May 5, 2007. He told rescuers he was not seriously hurt. The drop was estimated at over sixty feet.

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#2 Unread post by High_Side » Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:30 am

What the heck is "pluff mud"?

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#3 Unread post by Johnj » Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:26 am

Pluff mud is a lowcountry term to describe the dark soft soil in the marshes. Pluff mud typically has a distinct odor that is the result of some combination of bacteria, water content and climate.
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#4 Unread post by dr_bar » Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:54 pm

Looks like it has a large quantity of crude mixed in with it as well... lol
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#5 Unread post by intotherain » Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:47 pm

Holy cow!! 60 feet? from an accident? that's insane. I've done 50 feet into deep water and felt like I dropped for 1 minute. It also didn't feel very much water. xD

I bet he had some time to think over what was happening in the 60 feet.

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#6 Unread post by ArtiomR » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:50 pm

The guy is lucky! This mud saved his life :)

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#7 Unread post by Patrick » Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:27 pm

You do learn new things here, I never heard of pluff mud and man it looks like the stuff from some nuclear test site or worse yet a sewage plant over run. Glad to hear he is ok, I bet he now likes pluff mud.

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#8 Unread post by sv-wolf » Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:40 pm

And a 'connector' is...?

Enlighten an oldeworlde Briton on this point. Presumably it has something to do with the roadway, above?

"pluff mud", "connector", I'm getting serious overload here.

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#9 Unread post by NorthernPete » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:29 am

I think connector is like an on ramp, connects the road your on to the highway/freeway youre going onto.
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#10 Unread post by dr_bar » Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:50 pm

NorthernPete wrote:I think connector is like an on ramp, connects the road your on to the highway/freeway youre going onto.
It could also be a road or bridge that connects two parts of the same town separated by a body of water or a rail yard etc...
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#11 Unread post by CmHall9 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:40 pm

Yea a connector is a bridge. I guess it’s southern slang.
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#12 Unread post by QuietMonkey » Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:59 pm

bizarre and hilarious!!

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#13 Unread post by Kibagari » Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:55 pm

Funny, I can't see a riding jacket on him.

I betcha he's thanking his lucky stars he hit that mud, though. He wouldn't be alive right now if he hadn't.
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