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Thursday, 9 August 2018

Mother says her daughter, 16, is lucky to be alive after shocking video emerged of a so-called friend pushing her from a BRIDGE because she was 'too scared'

  • Jordan Holgerson, 16, was pushed off bridge above Moulton Falls in Washington  
  • In the footage she is heard saying 'no' multiple times, but her pals ignore her 
  • A few seconds later, a female friends is seen shoving Jordan from the bridge
  • Jordan suffered five broken ribs, a lung injury, and several abrasions as a result
  • Her mother is now urging the friend who pushed her to turn herself in to police 
This is the shocking moment a 16-year-old girl is pushed off a bridge by a friend, even though she admitted she was too scared to jump.
The horrifying video shows Jordan Holgerson, 16, standing above Moulton Falls on the Lewis River in Yacolt, Washington, with her friends gathered behind her.  
'No, I won't go in,' Jordan can be heard telling her friends as they try to pressure her to jump off the bridge.
She tells her friends 'no' a second time in the video, but the group still rallies to get her to leap. 
Then, suddenly, one man asks 'Ready?' and a female friend is seen shoving Jordan off the bridge. 
This is the shocking moment Jordan Holgerson, 16, was pushed off a bridge by her friend inĂ‚ Yacolt, Washington on TuesdayThe horrifying video shows Jordan standing above Moulton Falls on the Lewis River, with her friends gathered behind her
This is the shocking moment Jordan Holgerson, 16, was pushed off a bridge by her friend in Yacolt, Washington on Tuesday
'No, I won't go in,' Jordan can be heard telling her friends as they try to pressure her into jumping off the bridgeSuddenly, one of them pushes the teen off the bridge
No, I won't go in,' Jordan can be heard telling her friends as they try to pressure her into jumping off the bridge. Suddenly, one of them pushes her off  
Jordan suffered five cracked ribs and internal injuries after she was pushed off the bridge 
Jordan suffered five cracked ribs and internal injuries after she was pushed off the bridge 
The teen fell 60 feet into the water below, landing with a horrifying thud as her friends gasped. 
'Oh, that's so f****d,' someone can be heard saying off-camera. 
Jordan, speaking from her hospital bed, revealed that Tuesday was her first time on the bridge. 
'In midair, I think I might have blacked out,' she told KGW8. 'But I was aware and awake when I hit the water.' 
Jordan said someone immediately swam out to rescue her after she hit the water. 
She was then rushed to PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington. 
Genelle Holgerson, the high school student's mother, said Jordan suffered five cracked ribs and internal injuries after she was pushed off the bridge on Tuesday.
Jordan also suffered a bruised esophagus, an injured trachea, air bubbles in her chest, and a punctured lung.
Moulton Falls bridge from which Jordan Holgerson, 16, was pushed by a so-called friend
Moulton Falls bridge from which Jordan Holgerson, 16, was pushed by a so-called friend
One man can be heard on camera asking 'Ready?' before a female friend is seen shoving Jordan off the bridgeJordan can be seen flailing her arms in the terrifying fall
The teen fell 60 feet into the water below, landing with a horrifying thud as her friends gaspedJordan said someone immediately swam out to rescue her after she hit the water
The teen fell 60 feet into the water below, landing with a horrifying thud as her friends gasped 
Holgerson's red and seriously bruised left thigh after slamming into the water from 60ft
Holgerson's red and seriously bruised left thigh after slamming into the water from 60ft
'She is lucky she is not paralyzed or dead,' Holgerson told Thoroughbred Daily News
'She is alert but in pain and is very tired. We're lucky she is going to recover and not have permanent injuries.'    
It remains unclear how long Jordan will have to be hospitalized.
Jordan said her friend has since said sorry, but that her apologies are not enough. 
'I could've died,' she said. 'It could've ended a lot worse, is what I'm thinking about.' 
Holgerson also revealed that the woman who pushed Jordan into the water is an adult. 
Jordan, speaking from her hospital bed, revealed Tuesday was her first time on the bridge. She said she was 'aware and awake' when she hit the water 
Jordan, speaking from her hospital bed, revealed Tuesday was her first time on the bridge. She said she was 'aware and awake' when she hit the water 
'I'm very upset with her,' said the mother-of-four, who believes the woman should turn herself in. 'She is an adult, and I'm sure she should have known better.' 
Ashley Mahree, who posted the shocking clip to YouTube, also said she believes the woman who pushed Jordan should go to jail.
'This looks to be almost criminal...this could have easily taken a life,' Mahree wrote in the YouTube description. 
I think this girl needs to be held accountable in some way.' 
Clark County Fire Chief Ben Peeler confirmed it is illegal to jump from the bridge.
The Clark County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the incident. 
Jordan said her friend has since said sorry, but that her apologies are not enough'I could've died,' she said. 'It could've ended a lot worse, is what I'm thinking about'
Jordan said her friend has since said sorry, but that her apologies are not enough. 'I could've died,' she said. 'It could've ended a lot worse, is what I'm thinking about'

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