TikTok Trend Boat Jumping Challenge Claims 4 Lives in 6 Months, say Alabama Officials.

Popular boat jumping challenge making Saturday headlines for all the wrong reasons.


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According to NYPost, at least four people — including a father — have died in recent months for giving in to a new and deadly TikTok trend, Alabama authorities said.

The thrill-seekers jumped or flipped off the backs of speeding boats, only to break their necks on the wake and drown, according to Cpt. Jim Dennis of the Childersburg Rescue Squad.

“Last six months we have had four drownings that were easily avoidable. They were doing a TikTok challenge. It’s where you get in a boat going at a high rate of speed, you jump off the side of the boat, don’t dive, you’re jumping off feet first and you just kinda lean into the water,” Dennis told WBMA.

The trend — dubbed boat jumping — has been an issue for first responders over the last two years, the captain said, but has especially picked up since the beginning of the year.

The first victim died in February after plunging into the Coosa River while his wife and their children watched from inside the boat.

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“Unfortunately, she recorded his death,” Dennis said.

Despite the tragic end, three others ignored rescuers’ warnings and succumbed to the same fate.

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