A post was made on Reddit and is has been described as the “split face diving accident” has become a viral sensation for social media users. Despite that the story and scary video were uploaded over 13 years ago, internet users seem to have remembered the ugly event in recent times.
u/zombiedub, a Reddit user, was the first to publish he story on Reddit many years ago on the platform. The post has attracted 93% of upvotes at the time of writing this article.
The terrifying accident involving a 16-year-old Beirut resident reportedly occurred in June 2009. The diving accident included a teenager attempting to take a dive off the Manara Promenade, found right across from the American University. Unfortunately, the teenager hit concrete first and then hit the ocean.
What happened in the split face diving accident video?
The video footage captured the part where the victims brother was seen In the diving accident video, which has resurfaced online, the boy’s brother can be seen taking a successful dive into the sea from the Promenade building, which is over 40 feet. The Reddit post stats that the brother and his sibling “have had several jumps before and everything went fine, but this time he slips and disaster unfolds.”
After the incident happened, a girl who observed the scene could be heard screaming in Arabic – “Oh my God! Oh my God! Someone call the Civil Defense.”
In the next part of the video, the boy is seen in an American University Hospital ER. The Reddit post claimed that the doctor tried to hold the boy’s face together to protect the airway. The user announced that the teenager was kept alive for two days before he passed away.
“All the surgeons could do was to stitch up his very deep and severe wounds in his face. Although some clinicians on the Net have said that a good ENT could patch this kid up good, this poor guy could not be saved. All they were able to do was to keep him alive in the ICU for two days before he died.”
Viewers disbelieved the diving accident video’s authenticity
As the video began trending, a lot of viewers have disbelieved its authenticity, with some saying that the video is fake, as hospital footage claimed that the teenager attempted a “failed 9mm suicide.” The Reddit user added that a 9mm failed attempt could not result in such huge damage to one’s face.
The social media user also claimed that the video was eery from the beginning due to the trilingual warning posted for the audience. The post added:
“Throughout the video, there is some weird, cheesy, hard to describe instrumental music going in the background for some strange reason really adds to the terror. The amateurish cellphone footage that jumps around jerkily also in some way adds to the terror.”