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Anthony Thompson, 17, 'drowns' after jumping into river to celebrate that the end of the world has NOT come… and is swept away - 22nd May 2011

A teenage boy is believed to have drowned after jumping into a river to celebrate the world not coming to an end after the supposed day of Rapture failed to arrive.

Anthony Thompson from Kalamazoo, Michigan, leapt into the fast-flowing Kalamazoo River with a group of high-spirited friends yesterday evening to mark the passing of the so-called Armageddon, a highly publicised prediction by evangelist Harold Camping.

But the celebrations soon turned to heartbreak as the 17-year-old, who could not swim, screamed for help as the strong current swept him away.

Only hours after the incident a soaking Jordan Skinner-Knapp, 15, told how friends had urged Anthony not to go into the water because he wasn't a strong swimmer.

The friends had gone to Merrill Park and jumped off the east side of the bridge about 6:25pm.

Jordan said he tried to grab hold of his friend, but the current separated them as Anthony was pulled downstream. 'Save him — someone save him,' Jordan yelled as he tried to swim to his friend. But the friends were unable to reach Anthony.

'I tried to save him,' an inconsolable Jordan said. Read More