A Reddit post that has been described as the “split face diving accident” online has gone viral on social media. Although the story and gruesome video were uploaded 13 years ago, netizens seem to have caught on to the old post recently.
The horrific 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, located 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?
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 claimed that the brother and his sibling “had made several jumps before and everything had gone fine, but this time he slips and disaster unfolds.”
After the teen boy hit the concrete, a girl standing at the scene could be heard screaming in Arabic – “Oh my God! Oh my God! Someone call the Civil Defense.”