Shocking video footage shows the horrific moment a 108ft high rope jumping stunt went horribly wrong, leaving a teenage girl fighting for her life.
As reported by the Mirror Online, the terrifying moment happened in Russia, as a 19-year-old named only as Ksenia, leapt off the 10-storey building and the rope failed to catch her fall.
Rope jumping differs from traditional bungee jumping, as rather than the springy cord to stop jumpers hitting the ground, thrill-seekers use nylon ropes which stretch to absorb a fall. So
instead of bouncing, jumpers slow down as the rope catches their fall.
Tragically, in this instance, the rope barely managed to slow the teenage girl’s descent. Be warned, the video of the incident below is very graphic and may be distressing to some.
Ksenia hits the ground at a rapid pace and is instantly knocked unconscious and left hanging from the rope, as a voice in the background can be heard asking if she’s okay.
The mobile phone footage was filmed in the city of Murmansk, captured by two onlookers standing on the opposite building. Instagram user kostya_grinvald, who recorded the disastrous jump, said
he immediately called for an ambulance.
According to local media, the organisers of the illegal jump were charging people 900 roubles (£9) to take part in the dangerous stunt and were making participants sign a form absolving them
of any consequences if anything were to go wrong.
The teenager is reportedly in critical condition and is still in intensive care.
AUSTRALIA — A man in Australia shared his passport with the world to prove his name is real.
Phuc Dat Bich is a 23-year-old Vietnamese-Australian man.
The name is not pronounced phonetically. It is actually pronounced (Foop) (Dook) (Bik).
Phuc says his name is a common one in Vietnam.
But he’s had his Facebook account canceled three times because the company felt his name was fake.
Along with his passport he wrote, “I’d like to mention that I am very grateful to those who have been supportive of certain names that populate in different cultures. We live in a diverse and multicultural society and the fact that there are people out there who are supportive and encouraging really makes me happy.”
His Facebook post has led to tens of thousands of likes and comments.