A video emerged online showing a man bungee jumping off a cliff and almost pulling the instructor (who was not wearing a safety cord) down the cliff with him after presumably having second thoughts at the last minute.
The incident took place at a bungee jumping centre Go Bungy Nepal located in Pokhara, Nepal, during one of the jumps from an altitude of about 101m high.
The owner of Go Bungy Nepal, Santosh Bhattarai, was seen in the video guiding the humper towards the edge of the cliff, while counting down to let him go from the edge.
Just as Santosh releases his grip and lets the man go, the man was seen trying to grab onto his arm and almost pulling him down the cliff as well.
It is worth noting that Santosh didn’t appear to be hooked onto any safety ropes, and had he been pulled down the cliff, it very likely would have resulted in his death.
Santosh managed to pull his hand away from the jumper before the latter falls off the cliff, as he shouted at the jumper not to do that again.
The video has since garnered more than 20 million views across social media and almost 1 million likes, as well as drawing varying responses from the public.
Some of them blamed the jumper while others sided with him, saying that it is natural instinct to grab onto someone when falling and that the instructor should have been hooked onto a safety rope.
- instructor should have harness for safety, especially if they trying to scare guy jumping, what do you expect
- We all gotta understand he was scared that’s why he did what he did he was not ready to go down
- since you hesitated, the fella thought it wasn’t the right time to jump. eff around and you will find out
- Instructor should also be hook on safety just in case
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