Boy, 15, leaps to his death as his mother cheers him on when homemade parachute fails to open as he jumps from the roof of a 14-storey building for social media stunt in Ukraine

Other relatives joined the boy's mother in watching, filming and photographing the horror in jump for which he used a 'homemade' parachute, say reports. They appeared to be 'encouraging him' and 'cheering him' - and no-one called the police to halt the stunt. The mother - whose name was not given - was 'so shocked by his death that she refused to leave the spot'. But experts said even a full working parachute would not have saved him.


A 15-year-old boy plunged to his death after his homemade parachute failed to open properly in a leap from a tower block in Ukraine.

Horrifying footage shows Bogdan Firsov falling from the 14th floor in the eastern Ukrainian city of Makiivka.

Adults, including his mother, watched and are even said to have encouraged the teenager as he prepared to try out his makeshift parachute as part of a social media stunt.

The clip shows him with his arms outstretched on top of the building. As he falls, a parachute is visible but it does not unfurl properly during the 140ft drop.

An eyewitness said: ‘A crowd of people was there and nobody tried to stop him. They only filmed.

‘People are not human any longer, they have lost all common sense.’

He said: ‘It happened right in front of my eyes. The boy jumped down with a parachute. He flew down and hit the ground with his back. It was really tough.’

Source: DailyMail


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