Daredevil dies immediately after jumping 120 feet off a cliff in Beirut on a tourist boat he didn’t see
Daredevil dies instantly after jumping 120 feet off a cliff in Beirut onto a tourist boat he hasn’t seen despite desperate warning cries from onlookers
- Fahd Ibrahim Jamil Al-Lakma jumped from the side of the Raouche Rocks, Lebanon
- He landed on a tourist boat coming out of a cave, wounding the captain
- Fahd, from Syria, was killed instantly while the captain was treated in hospital ziekenhuis
A daredevil has died after jumping off a 120-foot cliff into the sea and accidentally landing on a tourist boat.
Fahd Ibrahim Jamil Al-Lakma jumped from the side of the Raouche Rocks in Beirut, Lebanon on Sunday.
The Syrian did not hear the warning cries of onlookers that a boat was directly below him.
A daredevil has died after jumping off a 120-foot cliff into the sea and accidentally landing on a tourist boat
The tourist boat had just come out of a tunnel under the cliff that probably would have obscured his view.
Audible sobs are heard as the man, from the town of Hajin in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor governorate, crashes into the boat with an audible thud.
He fell from a height of 118 feet and hit the boat with his head, killing him instantly and also injuring the captain of the boat.
Lebanese civil defense officers retrieved the young man’s body from the water and took him to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The tourist boat just came out of a tunnel under the cliff that probably would have obscured his view
The captain was taken to another hospital, where he was treated for his undisclosed injuries.
Diving from the Raouche Rocks into the sea below is a popular activity among young men in the Lebanese capital.
It is unclear how long the victim was in Lebanon, but his hometown in Syria was occupied by the Islamic State group in 2014.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Lebanon has 865,530 registered Syrian refugees and a total of 1.5 million Syrians.