Man Has Terrible Jump Off Ledge
Man Has Terrible Jump Off Ledge also known as Face Split Diving Accident is a shock video that took place from Lebanon and featured on the 13th level on Runthegaunlet.org. The video hosted on Running the Gauntlet is trimmed to be 50 seconds long, while the longer version of the video is 2 minutes long.
In June 2009, a tragic diving accident occurred in Beirut at the Manara Promenade, or Al-Rawsha, despite official disapproval. The victim, a teenager, and his brother had been diving successfully before the victim slipped and sustained a severe head injury. The accident was captured on a blurry Nokia cellphone video by a bystander who can be heard calling for help in Arabic. The video shows the victim jumping off a crate and hitting his head on a brown box before plunging into the ocean and bleeding profusely. A rescue team can be seen swimming towards him while his friends cry out in despair. The video then cuts to footage shot in the brightly lit ER of the nearby American University Hospital, showing the victim lying in a bed with severe facial injuries while doctors operate on him and speak in Arabic. The victim loses unconsciousness and died two days later.
A journalist named Robert Lindsay goes on to detail the video that circulated after a diving accident in Lebanon in June 2009. Lindsay's analysis said that the original video of the accident is no longer available, but a second video was shot in the hospital and shows the victim with facial injuries. The video available on the author's website splices together the original diving footage with the hospital footage. The hospital footage was shot in the brightly lit ER of the American University Hospital, which is located near the accident site. While it is uncommon for cellphones to be allowed in US emergency rooms, it is more common in the developing world for family and friends to be present in the ER and record what is happening. The boy in the hospital footage is intubated but not on a ventilator or attached to monitoring equipment such as a pulse oximeter.
- robert-lindsay.blogspot.com/2009/10/face-split-diving-accident-video.html (Robert Lindsay analysis)
- Skabash. (2009, June 9). Head Split Dive Accident Trend. [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.skabash.com/head-split-dive-accident-trend/
NOTE: The following video contains extremely graphic content!