Woman Falls Off Pier into Lake Michigan While Texting

by | March 23, 2012 at 8:13 PM | General

Bonnie Miller learned the hard way that walking and texting can be dangerous. She was taking a stroll along the south pier in St. Joseph, Michigan earlier this week with her husband and son when she realized she made an appointment at the wrong time. Just as soon as she started texting to correct her error, she tripped and fell backward into Lake Michigan.

Miller sent “about three words” before her plunge, falling an estimated six feet into the water.

Her son, Quinn, heard her say “Oh God” and then heard a splash.

Miller’s husband Greg and a 19-year-old bystander, Rebecca Van Zant, jumped in to help rescue her. They helped her stay afloat until emergency responders arrived.

Aside from feeling embarrassed, Miller also said she feels lucky. “I have a new lease on life,” she told ABC57 News.

“I couldn’t let pride stand in my way of warning other people to not drive and text or walk and text,” Miller said, as reported by ABC News.  “It can be dangerous.”

Miller avoided any serious injuries.

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