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Texting woman falls off pier into Lake Michigan

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A Michigan woman taking a short walk on a long pier fell into the drink because she was distracted by texting, msnbc.com is reporting.

We know that texting while driving is dangerous, but now an embarrassed Bonnie Miller is speaking up about the dangers of texting while walking. The Benton Harbor woman plunged into a frigid Lake Michigan while trying to change an appointment on her phone. Thanks to Miller’s husband and 19-year-old bystander Rebecca Van Zant, who both jumped in to keep Miller afloat until the Coast Guard arrived, the contrite texter is OK.

Miller is among a growing list of people who have gained fame by texting themselves into trouble. Who can forget these people?

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Laura Weisman

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