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Woman Captures Man’s ‘Near-Death’ Jump At Grand Canyon

Woman Captures Man’s ‘Near-Death’ Jump At Grand Canyon

The heart-stopping clip shows the man making several attempts to get from one rock to another

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

A woman caught the moment a man had to make his return from a terrifying jump across rocks at the Grand Canyon. Watch below:

Sharing the clip on TikTok, Zan Taylor - or @applesaucepete as she known on the app - wrote: "That time when a boy jumped from one rock to another at the Grand Canyon and then had to get back nearly gave 20 people a heart attack."

She captioned the clip: "Felt odd recording this moment."

In the footage, the man can be seen standing out on one rock that is separated from the mainland by a decent-sized gap, having already completed a death-defying jump.

The heart-stopping footage shows the man making numerous attempts to try to make his way back to the main rock formation.

He kicks off by stretching his arms out to try and get a grip of the rock, before then using his feet to find a foothold and pull himself across.

Onlookers can be heard in the background gasping - a voice says: "Oh my God, he's going to die," and another adds: "This rock is so soft," as they watch on helplessly.

Thankfully, he eventually manages to get back safely - prompting the gathered crowd watching him to let out a round of applause.


But Taylor believes it could have been a very, very different story.

She added: "Watch it again but only his feet. I swear the first attempt his foot would have slipped."

The clip has horrified TikTok users, with one commenting: "I watched it twice and I was still scared he was going to fall."

Another person said: "And this is how 30 people a year die at national parks."

A third wrote: "Heart pounding suspense."


Seventeen people died at the Grand Canyon in 2018, with at least three dying the following year, CBS reports.

In March 2019, a man plummeted 1,000ft to his death while trying to take photos.

The man, who was in his 50s, was taking photos near to the Eagle Point area when he stumbled and fell, according to Grand Canyon West spokesperson David Leibowitz.

The man's body was recovered by helicopter, 1,000ft below the rim of the Eagle Point observation area.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@applesaucepete

Topics: TikTok, US