Guy's Crazy Stunt Gets Him Banned From Cruise Line

Video shows Nick Naydev leaping off 11th deck of docked ship
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2019 12:25 PM CST
Updated Jan 20, 2019 4:30 PM CST

Maybe the only sane thing about a man's leap from the 11th deck of a cruise ship is that the ship was docked at the time. Nick Naydev, a 27-year-old from Vancouver, Washington, posted video to Instagram showing him leaping off Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas into the water while the ship was docked in Nassau, Bahamas, reports USA Today. A longer version of video was on YouTube, at least for the time being. Naydev survived the plunge, but he joked that he "could barely walk for 3 days" because of a sore tailbone and neck, reports Fox News. The stunt got him—and his friends—immediately booted from the cruise.

"This was stupid and reckless behavior, and he and his companions have been banned from ever sailing with us again," said Royal Caribbean in a statement. "We are exploring legal action." So why did Naydev do it? "I was still drunk from the previous night," he wrote in the comments section of the video. "When I woke up I just decided to jump." A small boat that already was in the water picked him up and brought him to shore. There's no official estimate on the height of the jump, but Naydev figures it was higher than 100 feet. (YouTube has promised to crack down on videos of dangerous stunts.)

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