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Four men jump off Coronado Bridge in a stunt

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Four men, including a Navy sailor, are in big trouble, after police caught them jumping off the Coronado Bridge. They almost got away with a dangerous stunt by parachuting down more than 250 feet into the bay. 

Police talked to the men at the Glorietta Bay Boat Ramp at Coronado Island. They had just parachuted more than 250 feet off the middle of the Coronado Bridge. 

Officers say the stunt started when they launched themselves out of a pickup truck at the top of the bridge shortly before 11:00 Wednesday night. 

Their parachutes opened up as they landed in the water more than 250 feet below where a boat was waiting to pick them up. 

A San Diego Police officer happened to see the whole thing unfold and pulled over the pickup truck driver. CHP handed the driver a ticket for stopping on the bridge. Harbor police escorted the boat and cited the driver for operating the vessel without lights. 

"Coincidentally when they were up there, a car stopped in front of the police officer and four people jumped out and jumped over the bridge. So you can imagine what the police officer is thinking if he's supposed to be up there looking for a suicidal person and sees four people jump over the bridge," said Lt. Scott Wahl, a spokesperson for San Diego Police. 

As for the Navy sailor, he is in hot water with the Naval Command as CHP handed over the investigation to them. 

This was not connected to any Navy exercises and the four men are part of a group called 'Jump Zone'. 

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