A Russian banker wanted to mark his 30th birthday in style. However, in an effort to leave his 20s with a bang, he inadvertently turned his party into an episode of Jackass.
We’ve all done stupid stuff with our mates at parties. The drinks are flowing, spirits are high, laughs are in abundant supply – all it takes is one kernel of an idea to prompt someone into trying something ridiculous.
Dimitry Prigorodov, from Moscow, was recently marking his foray into his 30s as many do: with alcohol. As he and his friends sat next to the pool, an idea formed – what if they flew through the air from the viewing area straight into the water? A glorious prospect indeed, yet this dream would be more of a nightmare in reality for a friend of the birthday boy.
Warning: This looks really painful:
It’s a stunt that’d make Johnny Knoxville and co. proud. In multiple videos from the party, hosted at a cottage the group rented for the occassion, you can see Dimitry’s friend Cyril sizing up the leap. It should be said that it’s by no means a small distance – this would require some serious agility to pull off.
We watch as Cyril plots his jump, assessing the distance and prepping his form for the dive. In his head, he would majestically fly past the party-goers as their jaws hit the floor – alas, fate had other plans for the Russian, who crashed spectacularly straight into the glass panel, shattering it all into the pool.
His smash prompts an immediate ‘Ohh!’ from the spectators, as Cyril resurfaces, clearly a bit shaken. However, despite the catastrophic results, he says the jump ‘wasn’t for nothing’.
Dimitry said: ‘It was my birthday and I rented a cottage to celebrate. We were celebrating and drinking alcohol. It seemed to us that we could try and jump in principle.’
The video has gone down an absolute treat with his friends though, so Cyril doesn’t regret a thing.
However, it’s not all giggles. ‘The result was sad: torn ligaments, the left leg does not work, the hand is the same… he’s had two operations and had a badly bruised chest,’ Dimitry explained.
While one would expect Dimitry, Cyril and the group would have to pay a hefty fine due to the pool damage, they’ve managed to get away scot-free due to ‘incorrect drafting of the contract’ at the point of rental.
With those injuries, I reckon Cyril has learned his lesson – until Dimitry’s 40th, that is.
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