Man Critical After Insane Ice Bucket Challenge Stunt

/ 2 years ago


The Ice Bucket Challenge has done a lot of great things this last few weeks, it has helped raise money for many charities around the world and inspired many people to do something good for others. Unfortunately for one man, things may not end so well, after an insane stunt was performed for his ice bucket challenge, leaving him in critical condition.

Belgian photographer Bruno Brokken thought it would be a good idea to have 396 gallons of water dumped on him from a firefighting plane. This meant he was hit with a thousand pounds of water from a height of 22 feet that was carrying significant momentum from the plane. The result of this will have been like having a car dropped on him.

The thing to take away from this is to think before you act. I hope that Bruno pulls through from his injuries, but I can’t help but wonder how the pilot or anyone else involved in this stunt didn’t realize the dangers of dropping such vast amounts of water on a person. Take the video below for example, makes it pretty clear how dangerous it would be to dump water on somone.

Thank you Flight Club for providing us with this information.

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  • Alistair Hardy

    Sounds harsh but
    Darin Awards contender!

    People underestimate the power of water though. I hope he survives and learns a lesson from it

    • Peter Donnell

      Oh this guy is certainly a runner up for the Darwin Award, that being said… if he does die (which I obviously hope he doesn’t) he’s likely in run for the gold medal. This was an incredibly retarded stunt and I’m amazed no one stopped it from taking place.

  • HMan2828 .

    To be fair, all that water was not dumped on a 2×2 feet area. Lots of firefighters get sprayed by CL-415’s and don’t die. Agreed it wasn’t the brightest idea, but the guy could have easily been fine had he taken minimal cover.