Teen Drowns Celebrating Not End of the World

Tragic end for Anthony Alexander Johnson, 18
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 23, 2011 3:18 AM CDT

(Newser) – A Michigan teenager is missing and presumed drowned after he leaped from a bridge with friends to celebrate a day of rapture that never came. Anthony Alexander Johnson, 18, jumped into the Kalamazoo River with four pals, but was quickly overcome by the fast-moving current. "Save him, someone save him," yelled a friend. An 11-year-old baseball player along the bank watched as Johnson was swept away, waving his hands in the air, reports the Kalamazoo Gazette. "He was screaming 'Help, help me," the boy said. He hasn't yet been found. (Read more Kalamazoo River stories.)

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