Daredevil dies instantly after jumping 120ft from a Beirut cliff on to a tourist boat he didn’t see despite desperate warning shouts from onlookers
- Fahd Ibrahim Jamil Al-Lakma leaped off the side of the Raouche Rocks, Lebanon
- He landed on a tourist boat emerging from a cave, injuring its captain
- Fahd, from Syria, died instantly while the captain is being treated in hospital
A daredevil has died after jumping off a 120ft cliff into the sea and accidentally landing in a tourist boat.
Fahd Ibrahim Jamil Al-Lakma leaped off the side of the Raouche Rocks in Beirut, Lebanon on Sunday.
The Syrian failed to hear the warning shouts from onlookers that there was a boat directly below him.
A daredevil has died after jumping off a 120ft cliff into the sea and accidentally landing in a tourist boat
The tourist boat had just emerged from a tunnel under the cliff which would have likely obscured his view.
Audible gasps are heard as the man, who hailed from the city of Hajin in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor Governorate, collides with the boat with an audible thud.
He fell from a height of 118ft and hit his head on the boat, killing him instantly and also injuring the boat’s captain.
Agents from the Lebanese Civil Defence pulled the young man’s body out of the water and took him to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The tourist boat had just emerged from a tunnel under the cliff which would have likely obscured his view
The captain was taken to another hospital, where he received treatment for his unspecified injuries.
Diving off the Raouche Rocks into the sea below is a popular activity amongst young men in the Lebanese capital.
It is unclear how long the victim had been in Lebanon, but his hometown in Syria came under the occupation of the Islamic State group in 2014.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Lebanon has 865,530 registered Syrian refugees and 1.5 million Syrians in total.