Updated: July 19, 2021 11:42:40 am
A chilling video showing two women plunging off the top of a 6,300 ft cliff in Russia while riding on a swing has gone viral on social media.
The two women were riding the cliff swing over the Sulak Canyon in Russia’s Dagestan when one of the chains snapped, sending the women down the cliff.
According to a Daily Mail report, the women, however, escaped with minor injuries as their fall was broken by a wooden panel located just beyond the cliff edge. The pair sustained only bruises and scratches as onlookers and relatives lifted them back to safety.
Watch the terrifying video here:
Moment two women fell off a 6000-Ft cliff swing over the Sulak Canyon in Dagestan, Russia.
Both women landed on a narrow decking platform under the edge of the cliff & miraculously survived with minor scratches.
Police have launched an investigation. pic.twitter.com/oIO9Cfk0Bx
— UncleRandom (@Random_Uncle_UK) July 14, 2021
As per reports, local police are investigating the incident. Local authorities are also planning to remove the swings built and operated without safety standards.
Me standing in line pic.twitter.com/CKpYDB81ba
— Trey McBride (@TreyMcBride) July 14, 2021
How about adding seatbelts?
— Mike Kickbush (@TheBush84) July 14, 2021
Try the 6000-ft cliff swing over the Sulak Canyon – it will be FUN! they said.
— 🐇 Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional (@UTMBColorado) July 14, 2021
This is completely a normal thing that happens everyday in Russia.
— +138 (@naimnewsted) July 16, 2021
I call this, “natural selection”
— Tetra Smoh Kynphatties (@SofaKingLit420) July 14, 2021
This is why I don’t do stupid stuff like this for the thrill
— Bornagain_Republican (@what_privilege4) July 14, 2021
Sometimes it is just so hard to sympathize
— Tintin (@tintintar) July 14, 2021
The fact that they both are alive after falling from 6300ft !!! SubhanAllah
— Syed احمد 🇵🇸 (@ibnahmad480) July 15, 2021
Swing without belt shud be no no. Then the guy who was pushing pushed in wrong direction..sad.
— Vikasfx (@ganer_vikas) July 14, 2021
A faint voice, possibly Charles Darwin’s, echoes softly from the canyon,
“I told you ssssooooo…”
— Full Metal Finch (@FullMetalFinch) July 14, 2021
The Sulak Canyon is 63 meters deeper than the Grand Canyon in the US and 620 meters deeper than the Tara River Canyon in Europe.