This is one of the hot viral videos going around. It actually appeared on the Net around the third week of July 2009, but it only started going viral in a huge way around the second week of September 2009.
In general, it never has a name. It first appeared on Arabic and Turkish sites and finally found its way around the Net.
This event occurred in Beirut in the second week of June 2009. The teenager and his brother were showing off their diving skills by diving off the Manara Promenade, which is right across from the American University on the shore of Beirut’s harbor.
A teenager, a 16 year old boy, dives off the seaside promenade in Beirut, Lebanon and slips before the dive. The slip causes him to miss the ocean and instead hit the concrete slab below where fishermen fish.
He h!ts the concrete face first, then goes into the ocean. In a short while, the ocean for yards around has turned red with bl0od. There are people and boats in the water trying to help the guy, and girls are scream!ng all over the place.
The scene then shifts to a hospital where the poor guy is being overseen by a team of doctors and nurses. His face has been spl!t clear in tw0 down the middle vertically.
He is still al!ve, consc!ous and breath!ng, and his t0ngue is moving around. He appears terrif!ed. The doctor takes the sides of his face and pushes them together a couple of times to make a wh0le face again.
The doctor says, “Where do I begin?” a few times in Arabic.
People are wondering how he could surv!ve such an !njury, and the front part of his bra!n may indeed have been !njured, but others are saying that it appears to be intact.
At any rate, basic things like breath!ng are done by the bra!n stem. The brain stem does not appear to be !njured.
There are a lot of rumors saying that this video is fake, but it is a real video. We know this because people in Lebanon are reporting it.
Some had friends who were at the Promenade that day, others said it was reported in the Lebanese press and others say they were aware of stories on the street about the video.
However, another report out of Lebanon says that police patrol the location now and don’t allow any diving.
Before this accident, there were a number of other h0rrible diving accidents in this area, all involving teenage boys and young men.
There are many rumors that the video is fake but by looking at people’s comments, it can be guessed whether the video is real or fake:
What Twitter users are saying about this video?
One user wrote,
“i saw the video of that guy that spl!t his face in half after diving. he was still al!ve for 2 days. i feel s!ck“.
Watch full video: Face Spl!t Diving Acc!dent Video.
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