Wants to be Famous! YouTuber Fractures His Skull After Jumping off a Texas Bridge

Published November 30th, 2020 - 10:23 GMT
Austin paramedics arrived to Pennybacker Bridge after Fomba made the daring jump and transported him to a local hospital for treatment . (YouTube)
Austin paramedics arrived to Pennybacker Bridge after Fomba made the daring jump and transported him to a local hospital for treatment . (YouTube)
Highlights
A passing boat brought Fomba to shore, where paramedics transported him to a local hospital for treatment.

A YouTube creator hoping to 'leave his mark' jumped off the Pennybacker Bridge in Austin and suffered a fractured skull. 

The dangerous jump was performed last Monday by Saa Fomba, a YouTuber whose video of the event has garnered nearly 8,000 views in 48 hours.

As Fomba drove to the Pennybacker Bridge, which stands over the 1,450 mile Colorado River, he addressed the potentially fatal stunt to his audience. 

'I don't see no fun in living a normal life,' he says to the camera. 


The reckless stunt begins with Fomba climbing the Pennybacker Bridge's massive arch over the North Capital of Texas Highway as friends film from below. 

After reaching the peak, Fomba waves his arms, counts to three and takes the perilous leap into the water.

He lands with a frightening smack before emerging from the water with a grunt. 

Fomba manages to flag down a passing boat while yelling 'help' and is eventually brought back to the shore.

The nearly 17-minute video continues with paramedics arriving to help Fomba, who lies on the ground while repeatedly clutching his head.

He's later seen in the hospital and reveals that he fractured his skull. He spent more than three days receiving treatment in the hospital.

'I fractured part of my skull, bleeding a little bit. Then, I have a tube running through my chest,' he says in the video. 


He added: 'People are texting me if it was worth it. No-one wished to get hurt.'

The Pennybacker Bridge has a 100 foot clearing to the water from the roadway, but the distance is much higher from the arch.

On Friday, Fomba revealed on Instagram that he was discharged from the hospital.

He explained they he spent the night in a motel after his car was towed from Pennybacker Bridge.

'But hey,' Fomba wrote, 'it could always be worse and I’m grateful for everything I have.' 

The footage was posted to his YouTube page on Friday. 

'You might see it as jumping for views, but I see more. I wasn't built for just normal, I’m a dream chaser,' he wrote in the caption.

'I don’t settle for less, I will leave my mark on this planet we call earth our home. '

It is illegal to jump from any bridge over the Colorado River.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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