CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral firefighters rushed to put a rescue boat in the water at Horton Park this afternoon, after two teens jumped off the Midpoint Bridge, while one of their friends recorded it.
Many are asking if this was a stunt recorded on video to post to social media.
Drivers saw the teens on the bridge and called police.
"I was just driving across and I saw a kid and his friend, it looked like. I, at first, saw a skateboard and a bike, and I was like, 'I hope it's not a crash or someone got thrown off the bridge or whatever.' There was a Sheriff there with the kids," said Marlee Henninge, who witnessed the event.
The Fire Department ended up not needing to put the boat in the water. Cape Coral Police said everyone is OK, and they continue to investigate what happened.
Local Psychiatrist, Dr. Omar Rieche, tells WINK News more and more teenagers are doing these types of dangerous stunts just to post online.
"Because they are getting notoriety, tension and they really feel this is making them more popular," said Dr. Rieche.
"They are trying to be accepted in a media that is the only way they can find validation," said Dr. Rieche.