As a roofer who's hit the ground and broken bones from 5' to 16', I wouldn't have gone in. It was 14' drop and doing it safely would have probably gotten me killed by the dogs.
I'm sure I would have fired shots and worried about consequences later, but who can say? Hindsight and second guessing the actions of others is just speculation.
Who knows? I might have simply frozen too, but I doubt it. You have 'to be there' to know what you'll do is all I can say.
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