Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, and I cannot stress this enough… HELL NOPE.
So right out of the gate, let’s just get this out of the way… we’re in Russia. Specifically, in the Republic of Dagestan in Russia. The same Dagestan where UFC Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov grew up wrestling bears at nine years old.
So yeah, safety isn’t quite a priority. Neither is high quality construction…
What we have here is your run-of-the-mill porch swing rigged up off the edge of 6,300 foot cliff.
I mean, the shitty 4th of July carnival some meth head rigged up in your small town is Disney World on Mars compared to this setup.
And just for comparison, the Grand Canyon is about 6,000, El Capitan in Yosemite National Park is about 3,000 feet from base to summit, and One World Trade Center, the tallest building in America, is just a measly 1,750 feet high.
So what kind of lunatics want to swing over the edge of a 6,300 foot cliff? These lunatics…
Drawing quite the crowd (I don’t know if that’s a crowd or a line), we see a man pushing two women on the swing when the chain snaps ( or maybe they just hit the side of the rail, it’s hard to tell) and they go tumbling off the edge of the cliff to an all but certain death.
The dude runs towards the edge, but it’s too late, they’re gone…
Or are they?
As it turns out, they both miraculously landed on small wooden ledge just below the edge of the cliff and were able to be lifted back to safety with minor injuries.
Not today, death.
However, according to Republic World, local police officials have filed a complaint and directed an investigation into the contraption as well.
Gee, ya think? I mean, they let A LOT of shit slide in Russia, but I imagine every once in a while they gotta draw the line.
Needless to say, this might be the end of canyon cliff swings as we know it. You know what they say… it only takes one irresponsible idiot to ruin it for everybody else.