"Don't Do That" — Man Almost Pulls Instructor Off The Ledge At A Bungee Jump Cliff
As the jumper fell over, the instructor yelled at him for almost pulling him over too.
Action-filled activities are not for the faint of heart. Sometimes, even the biggest adrenaline junkies will hesitate when taking part in some of the most extreme pursuits.
A recent TikTok has been making waves on the Internet after a rather concerning instance.
Go Bungy Nepal has an esteemed reputation as a bungee jumping centre located in Pokhara, Nepal. However, one incident with a customer, who chose to bungee jump off a cliff in the Pokhara Reservations that was a whopping 101m high, made for a frightening series of events.
In the 13-second clip, the owner of Go Bungy Nepal, Santosh Bhattarai, can be seen guiding a jumper towards the edge of the cliff in the reservations while counting down to let him go. As Santosh lets him go, the customer can be seen trying to grab Santosh's arm, almost pulling him down as well.
Through an impulse reaction, Santosh manages to pull his hand back before the customer falls according to the activity. Stunned by the instance, Santosh yells at the jumper to never do that again, with the TikTok ending not long after that.
Garnering about 20 million views and over 800,000 likes at the time of writing, the video has spawned polarising responses from the public
A fair share of the responses defended the jumper's action of pulling the instructor, saying that it either came from a sense of impulse or that it was a knee-jerk reaction.
"It's a natural instinct to grab someone when falling. They should have a safer system in place, it's definitely not the jumper's fault," opined one commenter.
One of the responders also stated that she would have done the same thing had she been in the same situation.
The other side of commenters felt that, regardless of the high-tension activity, there was no reasonable excuse for the jumper to grab on to the instructor as he was being released, as he had already been strapped in properly.
"That's terrifying. The fact that the instructor could have got pulled too without a harness is an awful thought," penned one user.
Providing a more light-hearted comment, another user stated that the customer should have been charged double for trying to pull such a stunt.
Nevertheless, an overwhelming amount of people in the comments section called out the instructor for seemingly not wearing a harness, saying that it was impeccably unsafe
In a brief conversation with SAYS, Go Bungy Nepal revealed that Santosh had been harnessed all along, and was not in danger when releasing the jumper
Sharing a video with SAYS that has also been uploaded to their TikTok page, the clip shows a horizontally wider shot of the initial video, displaying that Santosh had been strapped into a harness when releasing the customer.
Check out the clip of Santosh with the harness below:
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