Tag: Joe Dillon
At Harriton High School in Lower Merion, Joe Dillon avoided the party crowd. But after a girlfriend broke his heart, his buddies talked him into drinking. On the night of August 9, 1976, Dillon, then 21, was drunk when he decided to dive off a wall into the bay at Somers Point, N.J.
He dove 13 feet – into what turned out to be 18 inches of water, shattering his fourth cervical vertebra into splinters.