Thursday, October 08, 2009

Face Split Diving Accident Video

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Bad reactions to the video, including nausea, vomiting, dry heaves, paleness, goosebumps, shivering, shaking, spinal chills, sweating, headache, rapid heartbeat, anxiety, nightmares, sadness, crying, inability to stop thinking of the video and pain in the face, have been reported. Adverse reactions, some debilitating, have lasted up to two weeks. Please exercise caution in viewing the video.

This is one of the hot viral videos going around. It actually appeared on the Net around the third week of July 2009, but it only started going viral in a huge way around the second week of September 2009. In general, it never has a name. It first appeared on Arabic and Turkish sites and finally found its way around the Net.

It's referred to by some description of the event like Horrible Diving Accident, Bridge Fail, Worst Diving Accident, Horrific Diving Accident, Awesome Diving Accident, Disgusting Diving Accident, Jump Accident, Cellphone Horrific Diving Accident and Diving Accident. I named it Dive Fail since I could not think of anything better.

A teenager, a 16 year old boy, dives off the seaside promenade in Beirut, Lebanon and slips before the dive. The slip causes him to miss the ocean and instead hit the concrete slab below where fishermen fish. He hits the concrete face first, then goes into the ocean. In a short while, the ocean for yards around has turned red with blood. There are people and boats in the water trying to help the guy, and girls are screaming all over the place.

The scene then shifts to a hospital where the poor guy is being overseen by a team of doctors and nurses. His face has been split clear in two down the middle vertically!

He is still alive, conscious and breathing, and his tongue is moving around. He appears terrified. The doctor takes the sides of his face and pushes them together a couple of times to make a whole face again. The doctor says, "Where do I begin?" a few times in Arabic.

The water has gone completely red in this horrifying image from the video. The rescue team with a boat can also be seen. People who think the video is fake say that the water is too red, and the blood he lost could not possibly have turned the water so red. When blood loss occurs in water, the water is almost like a medium for the blood and allows it to spread a lot as it mixes. This can cause a little bit of blood to look like a lot of blood. This is not to say the victim didn't lose a lot of blood, but the color of the water makes it appear as if he lost more than he did.

People are wondering how he could survive such an injury, and the front part of his brain may indeed have been injured, but others are saying that it appears to be intact. At any rate, basic things like breathing are done by the brain stem. The brain stem does not appear to be injured.

People are also wondering about pain. The brain has no pain receptors. On the other hand, the damage to his face must be very painful.

There are a lot of rumors saying that this video is fake, but it is a real video. We know this because people in Lebanon are reporting it. Some had friends who were at the Promenade that day, others said it was >reported in the Lebanese press and others say they were aware of stories on the street about the video. There is an article in Arabic from the Lebanese press online proving that this event occurred, but it's in the archives, and looking through the archives costs money.

This event occurred in Beirut in the second week of June 2009. The teenager and his brother were showing off their diving skills by diving off the Manara Promenade (photo), which is right across from the American University on the shore of Beirut's harbor.

This part of the Promenade is called Al-Rawsha, and it's long been popular with divers, although officials have always frowned on it. Like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisco, California, it's also long been popular with suicides and attempted suicides.

It's a long way off the Manara Promenade to the ocean, over 40 feet. The first part of the video shows his brother making a successful dive. The victim and his brother had made several jumps before, and everything had gone fine, but this time the victim slips and disaster unfolds.

This part was shot with a Nokia cellphone that shoots dark in the afternoon. The segment was shot by a girl at the scene who can be heard screaming, "Oh my God! Oh my God! Someone call the Civil Defense!" in Arabic. Some say his friends would not shoot movies of him diving, but the girl filming is just some girl who was there filming the divers. Lots of people use their cellphones to film the divers.

This actually is not the original video from Lebanon.

In Lebanon, there were two videos, the first one of the diving accident. This one started going around Lebanon later in the day after the accident. In the original Lebanese video, there is no fade out after he hits, for one thing. The original video from Lebanon is not currently available.

The second video was shot in the hospital and started going around later.

The video on my site is the two different videos spliced together.

The second part of the clip is the same kid in the hospital, but was shot with a different cellphone so it looks different. The hospital staff is definitely speaking Lebanese Arabic. This part of the clip was shot in the brightly lit ER of the American University Hospital, which is only ¼ mile away from where the accident took place. That's why things are so much brighter in this part of the clip.

People say there is no way a cellphone would have been allowed in an ER, however, in the Developing World, it is quite common for family, friends, etc. to be present in the ER right next to the patient's bed as the staff hovers around them.

It's also not uncommon that they have a cellphone on them and record the goings-on. That would be unheard of in the US, but in the Arab World, no one thinks anything of it.

As you can see in the hospital footage, they have the boy intubated, which is an excellent idea. However, he is not on a ventilator, nor are there any signs of monitoring equipment such a pulse oximeter. Also they did not put him in C-Spine precautions (C-collar, backboard, strapped down).

The physician is focusing on holding his face together, possibly in order to protect the airway. Critics say the doctor is "playing" with the face, and no doctor would do that, but I don't think he is playing with it. I think he's trying to fix it.

Some US Medical personnel say the video is fake because he is not receiving proper medical care. Keep in mind that this is Lebanon. He is getting reasonable medical care, but he is not receiving the best of medical care.

In this case, the best care would be the following: Put the victim in a drug induced coma for most of the time. Start with the major things like checking the frontal bone (forehead) to ensure the brain is safe, maintain vascular supply to tissues, deal with the airway (victim would need a tracheotomy), try to save his vision and go from there. After that, try bone fusions/pinnings to repair bones and muscle re-attachments to repair muscles. Skin and soft tissues would be dealt with last. There would surely be a hell of a scar afterward.

In this case, all the surgeons could do was to stitch up the deep and severe wounds in his face. Although some clinicians on the Net say that a good ENT could patch this kid up, this poor guy could not be saved. All the surgeons were able to do was keep him alive in the ICU for two days before he died. The death was due to spinal fracture and in particular severe internal bleeding in the brain.

Death was due to internal bleeding. A lot of people in Beirut gave money to his family after he died.

An interesting sketch of the man's wound taken from the Net. Through done in a stereotypical deliberately amateurish manner, there is something creepy about this sketch.

After this accident, the city put up a fence at this spot, but reportedly young males soon bent the fence so they could keep diving and now they get a long running start so they can clear both the fence and the slab in the water below. Crazy!

However, another report out of Lebanon says that police patrol the location now and don't allow any diving.

Before this accident, there were a number of other horrible diving accidents in this area, all involving teenage boys and young men.

There are reports linking to a different Web video that supposedly proves that this video is fake. The video shows the same hospital footage. In the other video, which appeared on the Net around the same time this one did (June 1, 2009) the hospital footage is said to be of a failed 9mm gun suicide. However, a 9mm cannot do that kind of damage to your face.

Furthermore, in a longer video version of the ER scene, the two doctors are discussing in Lebanese Arabic how the young man landed "on a rock" when he jumped into the water. This dialogue would not exist in a gun suicide video. Unfortunately, I deleted this video from my drive.

A drawing of a skull from a medical textbook.

There are claims that instead of a 9mm failed suicide, this is a shotgun failed suicide. However, there are many photos of shotgun suicides on the Web, for instance, at Rotten.com. Shotgun failed suicides do not neatly clove one's face in two like this.

What are the chances that a video of a failed shotgun suicide by a young man occurred and was filmed in Lebanon around the same time of this accident?

Another report says that the hospital footage is from a guy in Saudi Arabia who got hit in the face with an ax. That would certainly account for the injury and the Arabic speaking hospital staff. However, Saudis do not speak Lebanese Arabic; they speak a completely different Arabic language that is quite distinctive. Further, female staff in a Saudi hospital would be wearing more than a mere hijab I think.

There are reports that this took place in other places such as Accra, Israel, and Brazil. Accra is a port, it does have many Arabs who speak an Arabic dialect very similar to Lebanese Arabic, and it has a promenade like in Beirut. In Brazil, people would not be speaking Arabic and the female hospital staff would not be wearing hijabs.

Sources in Lebanon who were there at the promenade and witnessed the dive accident say the word on the street in Lebanon is that the second half was shot in the hospital and is footage of aftermath of the diving accident.

Many have questioned the nature of the boy's wound. It does not seem possible to hit a concrete slab and split your face vertically like that. However, if you look at the dive footage, there is steel casing around the concrete slab that he hits. The concrete slab has worn away, and the steel casing is exposed. The steel casing runs parallel to the shoreline. Even then, hitting the steel casing would seem to be a horizontal hit that would not cause this injury.

But look at the way the boy is flailing wildly in the air. In his dive, he is twisting and turning like the wind. With such a flailing dive, and probably curving to try to avoid the concrete, it's possible for him to turn the 90 degrees he needs to hit the sharp edge of the steel casing vertically instead of horizontally, which would result in the injury we see later.

A very interesting capture from the diving video at the moment of impact appears to show that in fact the diver did hit the very sharp eroded steel edge of the fishing platform. If he was twisted around so that his face hit the edge vertically instead of horizontally, he could have indeed ended up with the split face wound seen later in video.

Another theory is that the hospital footage is not real - it's faked using special effects. Looking at the cheap quality of the video and the fact that faking something like this is the terrain of motion picture studios with huge budgets, it is clear that the guy in the hospital is not "some rubber thing."

One problem with the video is that the hospital guy is quite pale, while the jumper is a typical brown-skinned Arab. People say this means they are two different people. However, it could be the same kid in the hospital if the diver lost a lot of blood.

Another suggestion, perhaps not as odd as it sounds, is that the boy is already dead on the ER table. The body can make a few involuntary movements after death - there are death rattles - and the breathing could have been artificially forced by the tube. But why intubate a dead man? And if you look closely, you can see that his tongue is moving, and his chest is going up and down. He appears to be gasping for breath. A funeral director on the Web felt that he was still very much alive.

Until can sort everything out, this video will remain mysterious.

There is something really creepy about this video that I can't quite put a finger on.

From the very amateurish trilingual warning at the beginning -Arabic, French and English - (the movie was made by a Moroccan man named "M.M. of Casablanca, Morocco" who came to my site and commented but left no further details) to the horrible screams after he hits, to the blood-red ocean spreading in a large area around the 20-30 people gathered in the water to help him, to the absolutely terrifying scene in the hospital where the poor kid, incredibly, has a face split clear in two - the horror starts from second one and keeps building till the end.

A copy of the amateurish text at the beginning of the video, suggesting once again that the entire video, including the uncertain footage at the end, was made in Lebanon.

The labored, terrified breathing of the victim combined with what appears to be a look of horror on what's left of his face is something that really stays with you.

Throughout the video, there is weird, cheesy, hard to describe instrumental background music that for some strange reason that adds to the fear. This music is actually the soundtrack to a medical show on US TV - either from ER or Chicago Hope.

The amateurish cellphone footage that jumps around jerkily also somehow makes the video frightening.

Possibly the frightening thing about this video's amateurishness is that it makes it seem so real (i.e. - it's not just a Hollywood movie!)

I was traumatized for several days after watching this thing, and I've watched a lot of nasty stuff.

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Anonymous said...

This is so heartbreaking, being the mother of two sons I an only imagine how this boys parents and family must feel. My heart goes out to them.

Anonymous said...

How amazing that he was still alive at that stage after so much damage to his skull. What a tragedy!

Anonymous said...

i was not able to think about anything else a while after watching this...there are just some things in life that leave you speechless

Anonymous said...

Seems fake.....

Anonymous said...

Wow, tough to watch. Very sad indeed.

Robert Lindsay said...

Anon, it's not fake. The diving scene is real and he didn't die until 2 days later. The hospital scene is real footage too. We just don't know if the two scenes are of the same guy, that's all. The hospital scene may be a failed shotgun suicide.

Anonymous said...

wow, its really amazing that this poor kid survived actully.Even though it was for a short time perod. His family will always be in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

*fap fap fap fap

Anonymous said...

The music is from a medical soap opera that may or may not still be on TV. It was the "theme" of either Chicago Hope, or ER.

Anonymous said...

What a horrible way to die. I hope this young man is resting in peace.

Carlos said...

can anybody give me the URL to this video. im looking to put it on my website.

Anonymous said...

I'd totally fornicate with that wound

Anonymous said...

"The hospital scene may be a failed shotgun suicide."

I think his face is too neatly cloven asunder for this to be inflicted by shotgun. Look for some shotgun-suicide pictures on rotten.com, you'll see the difference. For example, the famous motorcycle.jpg picture is most likely a shotgun suicide, as claimed by the rotten.com staff in their FAQ.

Jameson said...

terrible...

Anonymous said...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA.
what a fucking idoit.

lololololololololololollolololoololloolloollo

Anonymous said...

my dick exploded with enormous amounts of spoof.
i could titty fuck his face :D

Anonymous said...

we can skull fuck him at the same time :)

Anonymous said...

what a tragedy, indeed. may he rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

you guys talking about fucking are a bunch of dicks how can you be so cruel if i knew who you were i would cut your face in half and skull fuck you bitches may you die a horrible death pussy ass niggas

Anonymous said...

i want to know your names and your addresses so i can whoop your fucking ass DICKS

Anonymous said...

i was very nearly sick after that

Anonymous said...

Well said , it's unfortunate some comments are so "ignorant" . You captured everything I think we need to contemplate about this video in your blog post. Thank you

thepinkinmylife said...

This brings back awful memories of when I did a back dive off of the side of the pool and came up, smashing my face on the cement siding. Fortunately, my collision was not nearly so fatal or grotesque and the only remnant of my trauma is a slight ridge on my nose and a thin scar above my lip. I can't even begin to imagine how much pain he was in once he emerged from shock. Ghastly.

Robert Lindsay said...

YW Anon...

Anonymous said...

natural selection at its best!

C wong said...

Jun 01, 2009
http://www.flurl.com/video/42496528_failed_shotgun_suicide_.htm

THIS IS A FAKE! THE ER ROOM SCENE IS FROM A FAILED SHOTGUN SUICIDE - SEPARATE ACCIDENT!
FAKE!
FAKE!

Anonymous said...

It seems to be the same incident. My problem is that I have seen the video clip named failed shotgun suicide and it is dated June 1, 2009 for it's internet posting. If the posting date is correct and so is your timeline of the accident occurring the second week of June 09 then there is a major conflict with the footage being that of the diving victim. I'm just sayin'... Robert, look into it.

Anonymous said...

top level tragic.

Robert Lindsay said...

Yes, I am aware of the discrepancy in the dates of the incidents and the videos and I don't know what to say about it. The date of the second week of June could well be in error. Perhaps it was the first week of June. However, they are speaking Lebanese Arabic in the "shotgun suicide" video, right? How many failed shotgun suicides were filmed in Lebanon right around the same time as the diving accident? That seems kind of dubious right there.

The only thing we can say is that some things about this video don't make sense, and while the guy in the hospital suffered a real injury, it's not known if that injury was a failed gun suicide or a diving accident.

Like with so many things in life, the truth about this video may just remain somewhat mysterious. Once you get to be my age, you realize that's how it is with tons of stuff in life. You never really totally figure out what really happened.

Ever seen "Rashomon?"

Anonymous said...

i cant even explain to you how terrified i am after watching this video...i saw it on facebook someone sent it to me and since then ive been having nightmares like legit nightmares about this video...ive must of watched this over 35 times and its just stuck in my head...it sucks terribly and thats why kids need to use there heads and be smart..my heart goes out to him and the rest of the family

Justin said...

In the hospital portion of the video, he was likely under heavy sedation - nowhere near conscious. I wouldn't try to analyze his thoughts as if he were aware of his condition at that moment.

Anonymous said...

Heart-breaking incident indeed..
His parents must be so sad.

Anonymous said...

how terrible is it that he survived after such a severe accident and then to deal with ALL the pain and then die!!! What kind of Karma is tht? Its not like he pulled though or he died on impact those two ways would of been much more mercy ful or a slighty happier ending. But to suffer as well?! this is one the most upsetting accidents ive seen!

Anonymous said...

im a paramedic who went on a attemped suicide call the guy attempted to shoot himself in the head with bird shot under the chin the gun shot did not kill him but he looked alot like this guy when he himself acutually answered the door this is true it happened in south alabama the patient was taken to flowers hospital in dothan al where he has recovered and is undergoing several reconstructive surgerys

Anonymous said...

I hope that video is fake..

Anonymous said...

Ive watched so many gory movies in my life, but this vedio is the saddest and the most terrible clip ever. I couldn't even finish watching it. My heart goes out to him.

Anonymous said...

This is why doing stunts like these scares the crap out of me. You never know what could go wrong when you're not supposed to be doing something in the first place.

Also, it's possible that the boy was able to breathe on his own without a ventilator and that he was intubated immediately to prevent him from aspirating blood. I've had to do it from time to time (although I am in a veterinary hospital). This could be prior to actual anesthesia when he would indeed require a supply of oxygen and a gaseous anesthetic.

He was also probably in severe shock in both videos and may not have been able to comprehend what was happening (especially if his frontal lobe was in rough shape... I didn't feel like watching again to check) or to feel much of anything.

As for it being a gun shot wound, I doubt it very much. My boyfriend is a weapons instructor for the military and as such shows a slide show of what can happen if you're an idiot with your weapon. At the very least, the photos he shows are nothing like this although they are still equally gory and caused by a multitude of weapons. But not being an expert, I cannot definitively say one way or another.

This poor boy... let us hope that his family's terrible misfortune prevents others from suffering a similar fate.

PS. Grow up people. A child is dead and all you can think to do is crack jokes? What sad lives you must lead. It's people like you that deserve to suffer tragedies like this, but taking the high road, I hope everyone stays safe. There's too much tragedy already in our world.

시발 said...

아오시발 존나징그러 진짜

Anonymous said...

wassup guys im korean
and i hope this tregedy would not happen again
be rest in peace

私は競技も安養の李俊英だ! said...

私は競技も安養の李俊英だ!

Anonymous said...

oh, shit.... I hope that video is fake....

kixx said...

더러븐 주갤럼들

123123123 said...

시발 코갤새끼들

LeeMyungChul said...

아 ㅅㅂ 경기상업고등학교3학년박영훈새끼때문에 쳐봤는데 토나온다증말

Anonymous said...

ㅡㅡ i dont think this is real.
if it was real. its alreday on TV

한국인 said...

참....ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
할말이 없다.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

FUCK!!

Anonymous said...

...oh...sexy

kty said...

I'll be troubled by a nightmare...

Anonymous said...

I feel sick

ㄴㅇㄹ said...

야 윤수현 미친거아냨ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ얼마나 깜짝놀란거아냐곸ㅋㅋㅋ

Anonymous said...

what disgusted me more is the comments some of these people made, its funny how they can crack jokes but it could be them one day.its something to think about guys/gals you never know if your ever going to be the one in that situation,this is something i wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.as much as this world is fucked up we don't need comments like that, come on the poor kid is dead...jesus christ,some people are just beyond me.

Keneth said...

Sorry...Always our Koreans are problem...Please ignore them if you can
I thought that's fake but now, it can be a real flim. By the way, I can't understand what the doctor in the video did...
Say to Koreans-좀 한국망신시키지좀 말자 이게뭐하는거냐 애들도 아니고 애미가 그리가르치디?

Anonymous said...

You say that it could be another footage from a shotgun suicide? To me it looks the same kid - compare the body shape and haircut of the kid who jumps and the kid who's in the hospital - it looks pretty similar to me.

Robert Lindsay said...

You say that it could be another footage from a shotgun suicide? To me it looks the same kid - compare the body shape and haircut of the kid who jumps and the kid who's in the hospital - it looks pretty similar to me.

That's very interesting. I haven't done that yet. I'm almost totally convinced that it's the same person. How many failed shotgun suicides were filmed in Lebanon within one week of this filmed diving accident? Answer? In all likelihood, ZERO.

Anonymous said...

To the guy who said this was fake and it is shotgun suicide, you are dead wrong. The post said others CALL IT SHOTGUN SUICIDE. So in other videos, they might call it SHOTGUN SUICIDE. SOME WOULD CALL IT 9MM SUICIDE. OTHERS WOULD CALL IT DIVING ACCIDENT, ETC. I am so sorry for this guy. Lesson learned. There is no need to show off.

PS: Just you saw the vid as shotgun, it doesn't mean it is automatically a shotgun suicide. All you need to do is use your head. Think before you write.

Allan Barnes said...

This is a terrible accident, I have done many things in my life that could have ended in the same manner -but I was LUCKY.
Those who can't handle the truth after seeing something such as this try to slough it off as a fake -mostly because they've seen to much "fake" stuff on TV and in the movies, or just don't understand how things work in other parts of the world.
Then there are the others, who make cruel, stupid, ignorant and disgusting comments (because that's the kind of people they are inside). To those I say, "shut-up, and hope it never happens to you or anyone you care about".

To the family & friends of this boy I say, "May he rest in peace, and bring a message to others so that they can stay safe".

~Allan

Anonymous said...

That put my nightmares at ease when i read the comment that he was most likely under heavey sedation during that operation, thank god

drummertae said...

도대체 남의 블로그에다가 무슨 짓들입니까? 인터넷이 전부 디씨에요?
아 진짜 나 더이상 한국인들이 싸놓고 다니는 똥 치우고 다니는것도 이젠 지쳐서 못하겠다.. 정말 요즘들어 "한국인은 지구의 쓰레기"라는 일본애들의 말에 공감이 가기 시작한다..

Hey Robert, i think you'd better delete all the Korean comments above AND this one of mine. Believe me, all the comments in korean above are not really about the video. They are all saying something like this : "hey John(Mary,Tom..) you fucking bastard faked me into this, go die son of a bitch!!"
Please just delete them all. As a korean myself i feel ahamed and sorry.

Robert Lindsay said...

Hi drummertae, I deleted all of them except for 8 of them that I left up, and I'm not going to delete yours either. I hope that is better.

Anonymous said...

Fuck that shit haha way to hectick but sooo keen for bali next year

Roni Rantala said...

One more reason NOT to jump from there! Get face splattered in half or go to a safe spot with no dangerous cliffs, metal gardings, rails or sharks...

Anonymous said...

Well i Robert i kind felt like u did that was kind of shocking 4 me too. How can people say it was fake you saw him jumped and land badly his face was parallel with that ledge. Hey robert where did that happened??

Robert Lindsay said...

Hey Anon, it happened in Beirut, Lebanon, on the Manara Promenade.

Emilie said...

Hi, just to say thanks for this post - saw video over a month ago (it was circulating on facebook) and it was horrific. I feel absolutely devastated for that boy and his family, but when you're young (as I am) we all seem to hold this horribly incorrect idea that we're all invincible and nothing like this would ever happen to us. Video had been troubling me for a while and just wanted to know if it was real/fake/origins etc, and your post was very informative so thank you :)
And for those who are making vulgar jokes and stuff, grow up and have some vague sense of respect towards some one who obviously suffered a very painful and distressing death. Agh...

mark said...

Thanks for shedding some light on this, i somehow 'stumbled' across this video and am currently experiencing all the bad effects you mention in your article from watching it. I was only wondering if he survived, which I see now that he probably did not. Going for a walk to get some fresh air now.

Anonymous said...

아...친구가 보라고해서 봤는데
존나징그러어 ㅠㅠ

Anonymous said...

This is quality masturbation material ;p

Yurlyn said...

Holy F-ing Shit!! O.O That's sick :o I wouldn't wish to anyone :o My whole body felt strange while watching this O.o
It's a freaking miracle that that guy survived the initial fall O.O

Anonymous said...

Hello Robert,

Thank you very much for the complete information you give on this video.

I had seen this video without much warnings on a french Blog, and I could not stop thinking of it since.

So I decided to make some searches to find some additionnal information in order to help me make some kind of mourning for this boy and for my phychology.

I did not have the strength to watch the video again, but from the screenshots you provide, the warning are in my opinions far from being enough. There should be a detailed description of the content of the video, the fact that the boy died should be mentionned, and the fact that many people were shocked for a few days or weeks after watching the video should be mentionned directly in the video, as you did at the beginning of your article.

Although, I understand you cannot do much about this.

Anyway, thank you very much for your investigation work, I think it will help many people who has watched the misfortune of the boy inadvertly, just like me.

I'm a father and my thoughts go to the familly and for the unfortunate boy.

Robert Lindsay said...

Thx Anon. I don't know how to edit the video to put in all those warnings though. I tried to put lots of warnings on the page, though.

Actually, I'm not so concerned about kids seeing this one. I a good "how I learned me lesson" kind of video for impressionable and intrepid teens who think they are immortal.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes to the kid and his family. What a tragic way to die. This is one incident that should serve as an example to kids and old alike to never dare death in any circumstances. My prayers to them.

val said...

I agree with Anonymous, the sex talk is very strange and leaves me wondering about some of you screw-heads...
The wound did not look like a shotgun blast because it did not have any "visible" soot or charge residue and there would be burn marks on the skin.
Furthermore the slit on the face is much too "neat"? i guess is the right way to express.

Robert Lindsay said...

Yes Val, shotgun blasts leave similar wounds, but the wound is very raggedly and torn up, it's not as clean and sharp, perhaps is the best way to put it. You're one of the best commenters on here. Are you female or male? Val maybe short for Valerie.

val said...

Hey Robert, Its very nice hearing, or should I say reading, from you. I'm a 28 year old male from Glendale California. Never really into commenting online until I ran into your site here.

Robert Lindsay said...

Ah, I thought you were a guy. Val sounds like short for Valerie so I thought woman, but then you commenting style is very male, shall I say.

I'm not preaching female inferiority or anything, but whenever I see comments as...perceptive, lenghty and intelligent (maybe analytical is better) as yours, it's almost always a male.

I don't think women are stupid, but they just don't make the same type of comments that guys do. Sometimes I wish that they did tbh.

I was raised in So Cal and spent 33 years there, mostly in Huntington Beach. I know Glendale quite well. There are a lot of Armenians there. But I have not been there in 19 years. I'm now in Central CA and it's ok! Kind of like Mexico, but pretty cheap.

Anyway, your part is turning into Mexico too, so hey.

I'm not sorry I left So Cal. The traffic mostly, and the cost of living secondarily, are just insane. Been back a few times but was glad to quickly leave.

Mostly, it seemed to be turning into a Latin American society with a wealthy elite living like kings and this huge teeming non-White underclass below. That's not the So Cal I grew up with. And there are new immigrants EVERYWHERE. Way worse than here.

It really seemed like I was no longer living in the USA.

Anonymous said...

This video really messed with my head. I literally was up at night thinking about it, unable to sleep -- and I've seen plenty.

What calmed me down a little was the fact that this kid in the hospital was essentially already dead. He may have been breathing, but no way was his brain working in a normal fashion. He's already a goner. For some reason that calmed me down, at least RE that image.

val said...

LOL hey Robert, me again, you are absolutely right about Glendale. I am half Armenian half Lebanese living here for about 20 years. Personally, I wish I could gather up the funds and move to Canada. Living here just disappoints me, traffic being one of the reasons. It seems not too many people give a damn about this land, (United States in general) and that is just sad. This might seem strange coming from an immigrant (not by choice, I was brought here when I was 4) I have a "separatist" mindset. Depending on how a person is brought up, usually, people dont respect what is not originally not theirs, hence Los Angeles.

val said...

oops! pardon the minor language error towards the end. Ha Ha bad topic to have an English mistake in.

Anonymous said...

One less idiot in the world. Doesn't it feel lighter?

Anonymous said...

wow.. thats hardcore

alley dawson said...

the "water gone completely red" part, anyone else think that might have been photoshopped or something? I mean, to paint not only the entire river red, but the dock too... is there enough blood in a human body?

val said...

Alley do you remember the saying "blood is thicker than water"? Well, it is. so that is why when there is a little bit of blood in some water it seems like there is more blood than there (really) is.
Its no secret that this kid spilled a lot of it. the body has about 5.5 liters of blood and i think for this kid, most of his is gone in the water.

RatherOdd.org said...

FAKE! FAKE! FAKE!

It's blatantly a setup, blood does not look that colour in sea water and the hospital scene is from another incident.

Anonymous said...

isto poide ser uma montagem,um choque daqueles teria provocado morte cerebral,ma tanben o sangue perdido teria sido morte logo no local ,mas tanebn montagen porque na parte du acidente as pessoas estao a falar brasileiro quando no hospital estao a falar arabic ou françes mas se for verdade nao comento

Anonymous said...

Clearly not faked. I shot my self in the face with a shot gun and it looks nothing like this. Then I pushed some kid about that size off a ledge with a rope tied around his feet so his face hit the cement and is was nearly the same extent of injury as in the video. Totally real.

jago95 said...

oh shit !!
not very funny...

Anonymous said...

I Think is pretty much Real, if that would it be a shotgun suicide atemped, you will be able to see his face all black for the shotgun blast plus his face will be more open on the top than the bottom and that split looks even.

Anonymous said...

I did not watch the video yet, and am not sure I will, but I want to comment ont lack of spine protection. The American university hostpital may very well be the best in lebanon, I would explain the lack of spine protection by the fact that this victim might have been carried by foot by his relatives to the hospital. Its a short walk and maybe faster then waiting for an ambulance. Those people probably didnt have the number of the hospital and did not know about spine injurie, and were maybe in a state of panic. Bottom line is, First aid staff here normally knows about spine stabilisation procedures and have the necessary equipment for treating people in heavy car accidents.

Anonymous said...

oh and the cheezy background music, might be a cell phone ring. Thats what i thought it to be.

Tarzan & FAPPIE said...

kiekeboe
you can play hide and seek in his face, dude

Anonymous said...

any idiot who writes it was a fake, or how stupid he is should be locked away! come no one could know it shall end here and someone else says if it were true it would be watching TV in is so stupid! this is such a shocking video that one can not bring in the TV!!
sorry for my bad english..
..oh yes because I said 'that belong locked away' was a simple claim

Anonymous said...

Нихерасебе...
а есть где-либо его фото после, если он конечно выжил?

Anonymous said...

I bet that shit hurts like a bitch!!

nobody said...

it does not matter whether this video is fake or not. its the message we received. remember this video, burn a copy into your mind and play it whenever you are about to do something your mom would certainly disagree about.

Robert Lindsay said...

Great comment nobody, thx for that! Eloquent...you hit it right on the head bro? Shotgun suicide attempt? Insane semi-suicidal diving attempt? What's the difference? It's all nuts, and you're taking your life into your own hands.

Get stupid and get dead! Only one chance, and a bad guess ends it all.

Look before you leap, if it's a high dive or the barrel of a gun.

Anonymous said...

I'm not preaching female inferiority or anything, but whenever I see comments as...perceptive, lenghty and intelligent (maybe analytical is better) as yours, it's almost always a male.

I don't think women are stupid, but they just don't make the same type of comments that guys do. Sometimes I wish that they did tbh.

Hmmmmmm..........I'm not overly impressed with this opinion. Robert, I hope you realize that this makes you look like a closed minded, generalizing, male chauvanistic pig. What was the purpose of a comment like that? What are you getting at? I have been reading through everything here and even the sex comments did not turn me off as much as your degrading remarks towards women. What I first thought was an interesting collection of thoughts and ideas, I now find irritating. Next time you should think twice about what you post. Some women are much more intelligent than you may think. Go stuff another foot in your mouth.

Anonymous said...

why did i give out a hearty chuckle?

Anonymous said...

Thank god , he's alive !! But still it's a very sad tragedy ...

Anonymous said...

ehhhh....

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmm..........I'm not overly impressed with this opinion. Robert, I hope you realize that this makes you look like a closed minded, generalizing, male chauvanistic pig. What was the purpose of a comment like that? What are you getting at? I have been reading through everything here and even the sex comments did not turn me off as much as your degrading remarks towards women. What I first thought was an interesting collection of thoughts and ideas, I now find irritating. Next time you should think twice about what you post. Some women are much more intelligent than you may think. Go stuff another foot in your mouth.

Women tend to not comment on things as much as men, and usually it's because they think too much about what they'll say. Men are also more quick to respond. Val also used no capitalization, and poor punctuation, for Robert to guess that he was a man based on that is pretty stereotypical. But that's not why I'm responding.

Guessing the sex of someone on the internet is damn near impossible, but if you look into the way they type you can get a few hints. You, my dear lady, should be the one shoving a foot in your mouth, as your comment was even more sexist than Robert's. You immediately assumed the worst of Robert and all of his opinions due to ONE comment he made. Arrogant women like you are the ones who truly deserve a wake up call. Yes, there still are sexist men who think women only exist for sex, cooking and cleaning. The number of those men compared to gentlemen is sharp in contrast though. Think before you post.

Back on topic. I'm a diver, and there's been times where I've nearly hit the board and split my chin open, but I've never thought any diving injury could be this bad. I don't see myself jumping off a wall when there's a dock below any time soon.

Anonymous said...

Looking at one of the comments for this page, I find an increased realization of the hypocrisy amongst mankind.

Anonymous said...

This is not a video for parents.

Anonymous said...

hey guys just tought i would add i was in lebanon around the time of this and it is true and the ER part of the video is true also.. its the failed shotgun video which is wrong. this is not a fake it was heard about everywhere! and i think i may have even seen an interview with that doctor on some news channel..

Anonymous said...

lol this is awsome

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. You people are seriously fucked up. This is real. And you shouldn't talk about skull fucking. What the hell is wriong with you? Fucking sociopaths. Go to hell.

mohamad rislan said...

no no no, this video is REAL.. i was in Lebanon this summer and actually saw this video on a mans phone, this video is real!

Anonymous said...

that shits sick yo

Anonymous said...

are you guys out of ur motherfucking minds? are you motherfucking argueing about how he died? either of the 2 cases were really bad let those guys rest in peace and dont even talk about it jesus. im a guy that can take a lot of that stuff,yet again this video fucked up my feelings for sure. used to dive from big heights myself and i feel so lucky that i didnt end up like that guy.

Anonymous said...

Just a note to the guy above me.

Whether we argue about these people until the cows come home or not doesn't matter shit... their rest is most certainly not disturbed by posts on the internet so chill and don't try to put those debating into a unethical corner.

Really, given your reply youd think we were poking their corpses or something (not as if theyd even give a damn then.. being dead and all)

Douglas said...

The most epic fail ever.

Anonymous said...

This video can not be fake everything seems real. a shotgun shot is different to a fall like this he hit he's face on the cement a cold chill went threw my body.. o.O i feel bad for this lad, and for he's family, may him rest in peace. at least now he's in better place with no pain.

this video is 100% REAL!!
the lad's who are talking trash all should die and rot in real, if u tell me ya names i will come over there my self and i will fucking cut your faces in half and see how it feel's too walk in he's shoes and in he's pain!! because if you think this is funny kk. you people have no heart or soul. just imagine me cutting ya faces into two?? i wud laff in ya face how would you like it ayyy??? learn and think next time in what you say too this lad because if you dont think in what you say next time it will come back too you and bite you in the arse and i hope it does too the people who have no heart!?

he's died from too much blood loss and from the impact?? i don't know if am right but how did he's death happen? from the impact or was it because of too much blood loss? ii can't see this video being fake there's no cut outs there's no fade outs the video doesn't stop or nothing, and when they put him back on that pier where he hit he's face you can still see the sea is still cover'd in blood lots of it?? so there's no way its fake sure at first when u see the blood coming out of he's face its gonna look fake but its not? because ya blood clear's up in the sea and then after a while it goes dark..
this is a horrific accident gave me friggin chill's and had friggin pictures in my head of that happening too me.. damn i wouldn't want that too happen too me. me going threw that pain what he went threw.

R.I.P lad your inna better place now with no pain or sorrow.
hoping for your family for the best and hoping there keeping there heads up high.

Anonymous said...

Holy shit... one of the most disturbing things i have ever seen in my life. The first video of him diving and hitting the concrete was just completely terrifying. And then the Hospital scene which got me sick to my stomach. And Seriously how can people make fun of this and be so immature, plus the arguing about how its fake and its an attempted shotgun suicide instead. People need to realize that this is a great lesson learned in life in such a tragdic way. My thoughts goes to the poor family and may he rest in peace.

Robert Lindsay said...

Hi Anon. He died from internal bleeding. This video is so sad, man.

Anonymous said...

hey Robert i was the one who asked about how he died. and okay i know its the saddest thing i have ever seen in my life tbh. i never thought something like that could happen too someone so horrific..

(F)R.I.P lad(F)

Anonymous said...

I gues he could not belive that it is hapening to him even in hospital.Judjing by he s breadhing ,he whas suffering from shock very very badly.When i have whatched this video,I ve realy hoped that he is ok...

Anonymous said...

Wow, I go diving in Bosnia and croatia, and at first I thought that this was one of the places that I dove at.

Anonymous said...

Only thing I don't understand is why make such a big deal out of something like this, fake or not.

He wasn't unfortunate, the guy was an idiot. Great! I can feel the world getting lighter.

He should know better than to jump off a place so dangerous.

At least all you other idiots out there might learn something.

...or not, I don't really care.

Anonymous said...

This is really... scary. And the fact hat he survived (at least 2 days) is even more scary.

Anonymous said...

Hello people,

I've watched the video. I feel sorry for both of them and for thier families. I just wanted to point out that the the person in the first part of the video (the jumping part) in NOT the same person in the hospital part of the video. As you can see the guy in the hospital is only hit in the face. He was an axe in his face. Happened in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in a really screwed up nieghborhood (as you may say ... the projects?).
I saw the video a while ago (notice the arabic accent in the video, the freaking nurse was filming this :/) and at least you were kind enough to put a warning at the begining.

Anonymous said...

The axe explanation above for the 2nd part of the video makes perfect sense. I don't see how a face plant could create such a clean split.

Anonymous said...

i Seen people's face split into two but something similar like this one but it just Dont make sense so many people saying one story about a shot gun rite into he's face a Shotgun bullet too the face from the impact it wud have made tbh more Damage a face drop from that high can split your face into two. it can Because when he land'd you can see the edge of that pier smack him straight in the face and he's face did split into two me i dont know what Video is true as in the same one as he fell ( i Dont know which one is which ) but a axe too the face it sounds fuck'd up but true tho, but from that height down its Possible, i seen worse faces when people jumping off shit, and its not pretty.. i seen worse bad but this... i think this has been the worse i have ever seen, but its possible from that drop to split your face into two but tbh i Dont know what to believe because tbh on the first Vid he split's he's face and then on the other Vid if you notice the Short's are not the same as the lad from the jump?? so you people who said about erm axe in the face i believe ya, because you just look at both of them and you can tell something Dont match and one thing...

WHY THE FUCK DID THE NURSE VID THIS SICK FUCKING GAL ¬¬

but that is a Horrific accident, and i hope and wish he's family the best! (F)(yn)

Anonymous said...

he is moving his left hand...

Anonymous said...

Ich muss scheißen!

Count said...

Um.. I thought this was on the Philippines.

Because one of the girl on the background says "I think it's a ghost" "Baka multo yun!" in Tagalog. and one also says that "He jumped and hit his head"
"Tumalon kaso natamaan ang ulo"

And either ways Manara isn't that high o_O.

Anonymous said...

Penis

Anonymous said...

He is in agonal respiration... HIs brainstem is in the final stages of death. The E.T. tube in his airway is not hooked to a ventilator and is in no way forcing air into his lungs, it's just there to keep blood from filling his lungs... It's real folks. I'd say he was dead within the hour the film was shot.

Anonymous said...

Jesus... THats nasty

Anonymous said...

well. i agree that it does seem fake, and most likely is. but in fact, however, i felt sympathetic for him anyways and dedicated my most recently snorted pain killer for him. thats the best i can do.

Anonymous said...

Saying it's fake is the internet equivalent of going into shock. You know you don't want to believe it's real. I don't either. It is, unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

How can this be fake just because one is shot with two differant cameras. I,m ex military i,ve been over there their medical is not good at all.

Anonymous said...

hahaha What an idiot! Ahh Darwin at work I say, thinning out the heard from such stupid ppl that cant jump off a bridge right! Ahhh man, I watched this several times and each time was more fun then the last.
~Ben

Anonymous said...

You spelled `herd` wrong. I must admit the hospital scene was kinda funny, in a dark sense of the word :P

Anonymous said...

It would royally suck to be that guy but if your seriously dumb enough to do that, then thank god his jeans didnt get passed on.

Anonymous said...

Also, does anyone hope he was mormon?

Ron Veldman said...

Wow thats pretty fucked up :|
i cant imagine how much pain he must have felt befor he died i think its even sadder he survived for 2 or 1 day or an hour whatever is true

grts Ron da dutchman

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, oh god. Look at the guy trying to talk, and the doctor has got to push his face together, hahaha. Reminds me of a video about baby's and their fontanelles I saw someday.

Anonymous said...

This is so sad, i cant even imagine how painful that must have been for him. r.i.p buddy.

Anonymous said...

yo tht was sick... i couldnt watch it for long!

sadness brings pain said...

WHO EVER THAT ANONYMOUSS fuckheadd...leave the kidd alone u dickheadd..even though i didnt knoe who the kid was.. seriously thats freaken sad, he was only 16..imagine being in his position u dirtbrain..seriously think aboutt his familyy u fuckk..people like u in this world makee us sickk..ever heard of respect..nahh of course u wouldnt even know the meaning of respect lols ur parents probably dropped u on ur head u dumm shittt..so yeahh hope u rot in hell u dirty sleeze bagg and if i knew who u were i'll bring my 42 calibre gun and shoot you in the brain u disrespectfull kunt.get a life faggett...anyways my heart goes outt to the family and rest in peace matee..true soldierr!!! R.I.P bro!! :(

Numbuhseven_07 said...

he should of used his toes to grab around the platform or box he was on so he could of not slipped :/

Anonymous said...

i don't know who the people who laughed and thought this was funny are or whoever thinks it's a good idea to skull fuck or whatever the hell you said is but whoever thinks or said it is a sick worthless piece of shit, i hope everyone who i'm talking about dies a slow painful death and rots in hell for more you worthless fuck faces.i hope someone that meets you in real life will make sure to torture the shit out of you and slice your face in half to shove dildos in all of your wounds.

i for one personally feel sad and sorry for him and hope he is resting in peace in heaven.
this shouild show people whoever try stunts like this to either stop or wear lots of protection.

Anonymous said...

thats terrible, imagine. there could be blood on that ledge, thats a good fucking ledge, and imagnine how many fish would have been sickened by his blood. thats terrible, what a dick. he should live for that.lol

JSmooth said...

not that gorish, i have seen worst.

i.e.
the beheading of an American who did not want to die and kept saying: "don't do this, no, no, no, no, no, no......

while he was being beheaded, and the while, you can hear him choking, grasping for air, while the ignorant & pathetic Terrorist slowly cut his head off with a butter knife.

you could hear him say: "No!, No!, No!", all the way till his head comes off ..

it's so sad ..

The reason this video is shocking may be due to the entirety of the video. You see how he cracked his face in half.. it's only human nature to wonder how it must feel...

what a pathetic way to go out ..

may his God bless him ..

RudeBoySes~

Anonymous said...

Ok, guys, Robert Lindsay, is he still alive or no?

JSmooth said...

if you read the comments by Robert Lindsay, he died. Some say 2 days later, some say 1 hour later. Either way, it was probably better for him to die. It would have been more torturous to live through life with such a horrific scar.

If you look closely at the video, right as he begins to jump, doesn't it look like the Grim Reaper was standing behind him, and grabbed his ankle?

Reality said...

who said this fake? ur an idiot anything can be happen. you know you just trying lying to ur self saying this not real so u can get over it but deep in side im sure u know its not fake. i was about to throw up after seeing the video this shyt aint fake

Anonymous said...

omfg!!! imagine the pain the poor guy had to endure.. but why would they do some shit like the though :S so sad!!

Anonymous said...

i feel sooo bad for him he was still alive OMFG the painnn........

Anonymous said...

XD Headshot!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

i just thank God i can't swim , so i would never dive off a cliff that high. even if i could i wouldnt. it made me cringe terribly watching this video, and to those who are calling it 'fake' and a 'shot gun' accident well FUCK OFF! and just hope it doesnt happen to you! this video is EXTREMELY REAL , and infact, absoulutely HEARTBREAKING! i though he'd died when i saw him floating and gushing with blood and then i thanked god again he wasn't when it showed the footage in hospital. i nearly bit of my lip when i saw his teeth sticking straight out and the inside of his face.
THE POOR BOY! this boy needs praying for, and may he rest in peace for eternity.
Cry-worthy video, thanks for putting it up.

Anonymous said...

as i said before ^^
i also dread to think what he was thinking and how much pain he was in. did he scream or cry? did he know he was going to hit the edge half way down?
R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

This is really sad. I wish he would have either pulled through or died with minimal pain. Seeing him alive in the hospital afterwards... really sad.

Anonymous said...

i could only watch until the doctors holding his face together so he could talk after that i walked away and was about a second away from vomiting. But all im wondering is did he die or stay alive after that?

Strid said...

Ooo, FACED.

Honestly, this was humorous at best.

I enjoyed the intensity from the blood-curdling screams of multiple bystanders, friends and others in a panic over a situation they can't do much of anything in.

The hilarity ensues while inside the hospital, the doctors have no idea where to begin with this two faced dipshit. I love to think they are making fun of him as they hold his face together and then let go...

Go me for being such an awesome asshole and providing my two cents that someone in later comments will hopefully bitch about, I'm Strid. Fuck yeah.

Robert Lindsay said...

Anon, he died one hour later of internal bleeding.

Anonymous said...

you are the greatest son of a bitch ever, really

Anonymous said...

ha. nice face dick, i was born like that and i dont complain or have my own videos, wanker

Anonymous said...

get a full time hair cut

Anonymous said...

nice jump dickhead

Anonymous said...

get a real lake

Anonymous said...

nice demin shorts you dirty arab cunt

Anonymous said...

wait at least 20 minuets to jump on rocks

Anonymous said...

if he was wearing goggles this wouldnt have happened

Anonymous said...

local swimming school?

Anonymous said...

get a real pool

Anonymous said...

nice dive, good formation 10/10

Anonymous said...

do a flip

Anonymous said...

WHOA SHIT IT"S THE PREDATOR!!!

Anonymous said...

get magget

Anonymous said...

nice face cunt

Anonymous said...

wall 1
stupid guy 0

Anonymous said...

I've seen this video several times over the past couple of months & each time it's just like the first time...this has got t be about the most awful thing I've ever seen. The hair just stands up on the back of my neck when he takes that 2nd dive & he misses his footing. I can't even begin to imagine the pain, agony, & fear this poor kid went through before he passed on. Teenagers think they're "indestructible" & nothing will happen to them. As terrible as it is, some kids ought to have to watch this video because kids do dumb things like this every day...it's just that most of them are a hell of alot luckier than this poor guy.

Anonymous said...

And for any of you that would actually make a joke about this &/or some smart-ass comment, I only hope you never have to witness or go through something like this. It might not be quite so dramatic or caught on film for the world to see, but we're all just one car accident away from something almost as bad from happening to us or someone we love.

BillUp said...

I'm in two minds about this. In one hand I feel terribly sorry for the kid and devastated for his family. I am a single parent with one 7 year old son and to think he could be subjected to an accident as bad as this makes me feel violently ill.

On he flip side of this, this idiot could well be influencing other kids to follow him off the platform and potentially put other parents children at risk. I wonder how he and his brother would have felt if it was someone else that dived of the edge?

The moral of the story is DONT DO IT!!! Don't put yourself at risk and other people around you!!!!

Anonymous said...

This is the WORST thing I've ever laid my eyes on. I wouldn't wish this on anyone not even my worst enemy!

Anonymous said...

anyone saying that this is a failed shotgun suicide is pretty reeeeetarrrrdeeedd!! have you ever seen someone who's been shot in or around the face with a shotgun? that poor kids whole head is still together. disfigured maybe but if it were a shotgun, or even a fairly sized pistol, his face would have been torn to pieces. that injury definitely looks unique to that experience. poor kid, RIP.

Dan B said...

i'm sorry but when i watched it i cringed and was shocked, i believe it to be real based on injuries i've seen over the years it's entirely plausible.
you put a pint of blood in a pool and the pool turns red, so it's clearly not photo shopped.
if you were the doctor there then would you not be pushing it together to see what your dealing with? what surgery has to be done etc

as for the 'other' comments yes they did make me laugh as yes this accident was caused by an act of stupidity and yes it was a tradgedy but as long as people learn from this video and dive at safe points then i see no problem in the comments as most people who say that jus deal with things differently. i personally have been to funerals of close friends and have stood there with a smile not because i'm sick but because it's how i deal with things, this is probably how more immature people deal with it. like i said i did laugh at a few of the comments but some were really sick and clearly not done by any1 with an ounce of humanity in them

dive 6/10
landing 11/10
red water priceless

i can see carlsberg doin an advert using this video with the tag "if carlsberg did cliff diving accidents" you know the rest guys

Anonymous said...

i found this video on break.com b4 they removed it but the called it "Don't drink and dive" which i think is a perfect name for this video. so u can stop lookin for a name robert lol

Anonymous said...

HOLLY FUCK! imma gonna have nightmares! notice only some guys do stupid shit like this... i think its real but either way its horrible and turned me off cliff diving for like ever!mac'n' cheese babee :) xxx <3

Anonymous said...

The people saying this is fake are likely having the same denial reaction as those making fun of it: trying to lessen the tragedy. Also they may mean that both things are not from the same event. For one, the diving guy may have died of oxygen deprivation as he lied upside-down on the water long enough to fill the area with blood.

Also, to the wom(e)an offended by the comment, keep in mind that some men grow to be bitter, misogynistic virgins who think less of women for not being able to get any. I'm not saying Robert is one, I'm just asking for people to consider this and have understanding. And please don't counter extremism with more extremism. IMO cursing and threatening those who made fun of this video is akin to the personality traits of the terrorists who beheaded that guy and filmed it. It's something very wrong with this world. I'm not saying I'm right in everything I say, just that we should think things further most times. RIP, young diver, and young man with the split face, whoever you are, same person or not.

Anonymous said...

You said that he wasnt given the best medical treatement. To be honest no-one could, even if you get the worlds best doctor, he/she proberbly wouldnt know where to start or what to do.

its not fake, you can see hes moving and trying to breath in the hospital clip.

its shocking and theres something about it which just makes you stop and think.

i cant imagine the pain he'd be in and is soo sad.

Anonymous said...

It is sad what happened. That is not a way to die. What he did was risky and he probably knew it. You got to think about what your doing before you do it. Consequences.... In this case very bad.

Anonymous said...

@Robert,

Hi Robert, this is the first time I'm writing. I'd like to comment on your own comment regarding women, I quite found it interesting that you pointed out differences between the way men respond and the way women right. Yes, I find it amusing, I chuckled, but, alas, I don't agree with your point. I assure you that I am 100% woman, I never sit back and read without commenting IF my comment is somewhat original and/or has some sort of role in the discussion (sure enough I'd rather say nothing if what I have to say is empty-valued or unsure). I am a researcher - I write, report, discuss, write presentations and talk to loads of people, many times I question and learn, other times I find myself having to argue my way through some things - that's life isn't it? I love keeping my lexicon simple (when I complicate phrase articulation my friends themselves joke about me boasting of my PhD and talking complicated!)! I can do, say or write anything in any way a man can - oh and I can do that on heels!! :)
That's it though, I guess women prefer to read and understand, and comment when needed, we are less prone to empty comments I'd say (although I don't want to generalize too much here!).

Regarding this incident - I myself am an islander, the sea is my natural habitat and I've always had this passion for jumping and the little big dangers of life, but in my search for danger I am always somewhat prudent! As I watched this video in my university lab together with my mates, I swear, we all.....ugh! Not even the goriest parts of scientific research had us react that way.
Thanks for putting it, I hope it will teach other youths to be more prudent, especially on the streets!

Sorry for the long comment - lovely to "meet" you!

Anonymous said...

*women write .... sorry for the typo.

I'm reading in Italian, talking in a mixture of languages and writing in English - after a day's work, at nearly 9pm - *yawn*

Anonymous said...

Hi Robert, sorry to write three posts consecutively but I am analysing the video and I noticed one thing that maybe has gone unnoticed. This boy is clearly jumping into the water with a three-quarters trousers, yet when he is floating he seems to be wearing full-length jeans. It's not possible that the trousers have slipped downwards upon impact as in that case they would not be covering the boy's bottom - so I'm beginning to doubt that the boy that is floating and the boy that actually jumped is the same boy - in fact for a moment the person filming diverts the shot.
Anyone noticed this?
Sue

Anonymous said...

This Shit is Fcukt up

Robert Lindsay said...

No Sue, no one has noticed that before. But I received a comment from the guy who made the video from Morocco, and I think the video is genuine. Also I received comments from Lebanese who say that this really happened. They live in Beirut and it was in the local media for a while. Now, whether the guy in the ER is the same as the guy who jumped is another matter altogether, one that is not completely settled.

If you want to correspond with me further, email is at the top. ;) Nice meeting you too, Sue.

Anonymous said...

Can you better monitor the comments left. The ones that refer to this terrible accident as masturbation material or talk about lude acts to this poor boy are sick. What if a family member of this boy were to stumble onto this discussion board? It would be heart braking!

Anonymous said...

I don't know what to say... i'm lost for words with shock... no way i'm doing cliff diving anymore!

Anonymous said...

id totally fuck his face

Anonymous said...

OMG! this accident is like
hurting my heart up..
uh i hope hes family will always pray for him...remember guys a fun is a fun but always do remember the word
"BECAREFULL"..
i bet in that time when he had that
pain..i bet hes just has tested the pain of hell....kinda..

Anonymous said...

Hey Robert
From seing this vid i got curious about to know if the boy survived this clearly fatal jump. but many says he's dead but i really do want proofs, i really felt bad for this kid and wannit to find out what happends afterwards.

I saw the vid on facebook first, then took my time on looking for other websides in the internet and found this. But if you could could you show me the proof so i wont be so nervous for the kid...

And something to all you people making fun of this boy think if it was you. dont mess with others mistakes and pains! one day it might be yourself! Have a nice day.
Jack

Anonymous said...

i could'nt/would'nt think of such great pain breaking the chin and cheek several places but the worst is if he was concious those 2 days with massive pain in his skull!

Anonymous said...

I dont think its all real... not trying to be disrespectful, but there are some weird things about the video, while most people have said other things that make sense but check out the 34 second mark to the 38. He is heading in one direction into the water, then all of the sudden the "clip" stops. Also note how the waves are splashing outwards. then he is out about 8 feet over in a direction that he would not have gone. WITH no waves or any thing like that around him. And IF he were to have drifted over there would have been way more blood than that!
....sorry but i dont believe it. too many things that dont line up.

Anonymous said...

@Last Posting
This Video is unfortunately and difinitely not a Fake!
There is a Cut in the Video cause there was only screaming and wild filming after the tragedy.
You can watch this on www.worminator.co.uk there is the full video.
R.I.P to the Boy

Anonymous said...

www.worminater.co.uk WORMINATER there you can see the few missing seconds.
And look at his shoulder it's red couse it's broken from the hard hit on the stone.
Everybody who laughs about this be shame you coward piece of sh..

Anonymous said...

I must say when I saw his head I thought please let him go...
In his skull was nothing what wasn't broken and splited he would never again breath, eat and speak normal.

Am I right when I think that evan if this happens in a country with the best modern medicine care and equipment in such a horrible injury is nothing to do?

Anonymous said...

He dun goof'd. Still this makes me believe in natural selection a bit. Let the stupid rid themselves of this world.

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