Taking A Risk With Your Life
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Would you actually risk your life so as to impress 25,000 strangers? Well a man who has a fear of heights has actually done just that, at the same time trying to overcome his acrophobia.

This idea was not well thought out to say the least. The distance from the water to the bridge is only 28 feet, which is enough to seriously injure or kill him if incorrectly done. And that’s what happened, as it was necessary for “Carnage” to be saved by rescue personnel.

This teenage vlogger, Carnage is his YouTube name, has been criticized by a lifeboat charity and police after throwing himself off The Tower Bridge in London into the Thames, while being filmed by friends.

Shah Faisal Shinwari, a performing arts student who is 17 years of age, said he was dared to do the stunt by his YouTube fans. That being said he did apologize and regrets having performed the stunt.

Shinwari begins the clip by mentioning he is “scared of heights” prior to pointing to the Tower Bridge.

Passing commuters and tourists firstly pay little attention to the stunt man, who is dressed in board shorts and a red hoodie, as he paces on the bridge's pavement with a friend urging him to jump.

After the jump, the teenager is heard shouting “help” to bystanders, in obvious need of assistance. Then the video sees him in receipt of medical attention. If a rescuer had not thrown him a life raft, Shinwari states that he thought he would have died.

In response to the emergency, police officers were keen to make criticism of the jump.

The Police were notified just after 19.30 on 16th July to reports of a someone holding onto a buoy in the Thames near Butler’s Wharf. Marine Police Officers attended and found the male.

He had pulled himself from the water and up on to Butler’s Wharf, but was gasping and required medical attention. He was then treated at the scene by the London ambulance service before being driven to hospital as a safety measure. After this incident he was not arrested, and received a good bill of health, at the same time having been reprimanded for his actions.

Shinwari stated that he would donate money to the search-and-rescue charity (The RNLI) whose lifeboat came to his rescue. The organisation has said previous that it takes about £100,000 per year in funds that are donated, to run the London base.


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I agree Juan. Some people need to think about the consequences of their actions.

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  about 6 years ago

It's amazing the crazy, irresponsible things people will do for attention...

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  about 6 years ago
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