Texting…and Smoking: Two Bad Habits That Go Worse TogetherBy Michael Frank on November 8th, 2012
On Monday Maria Pestrikoff of Anchorage, Alaska, fell 60 feet down a rocky beach cliff on Kodiak Island in the northern Gulf of Alaska while texting on her cellphone. Pestrikoff was walking toward the steep drop to toss a cigarette butt while attempting to send a message when she slipped on wet grass. By the time the Kodiak Fire Department got to Pestrikoff, the tide was coming in. Rescuers had to act quickly — she was only about 10 feet from the water’s edge. Rescuers reportedly rappelled down the cliff and hauled Pestrikoff up in a stretcher to a waiting ambulance. Just a hunch that quitting texting and smoking simultaneously would be healthier. Walking? Keep up with that. Via Alaska Dispatch
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