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Alamo family helped girl who plunged from Golden Gate Bridge

Original post made on Apr 20, 2011

Merle Hall, former mayor of Walnut Creek, and his son Eric were sailing on the San Francisco Bay with Eric's two teenage sons when a wildly waving crowd alerted them to the 16-year-old girl who plummeted into the bay.

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Posted by Beth
a resident of Diablo Vista Middle School
on Apr 20, 2011 at 7:50 am

Uh, what happened to Eric Hall? Did he jump into the water? Is he OK? What did his father and sons think of his brave efforts?

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Posted by CDSI Research
a resident of another community
on Apr 21, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Dear [removed],

Today, I received distribution from media associates in global news services that assumes, quite like jumping in front of a train in Palo Alto, that the Golden Gate Bridge will become a focus of teans.

Care to examine that frightening concept?


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Posted by George
a resident of Alamo
on Apr 22, 2011 at 6:24 am

Hal... what's a "tean"?

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Posted by Jessica Lipsky
a resident of Danville
on Apr 22, 2011 at 12:18 pm


I wasn't able to get in contact with Eric Hall, but from what I understand, he's fine.

Jessica Lipsky