A woman fell from a cliff after her friend declined to help her. Her accident went viral in a video showing her slipping, reaching for help and then falling! Her identity has now finally been revealed.
In the video, a man and a woman stand on a cliff, looking down at the crystal blue water. The woman then attempts to dive in but loses her balance and slips into the water below.
Before falling, she reaches for help from the man she was standing next to but he awkwardly shrugs her off. The woman then slips further and eventually freefalls into the water, all the while being dangerously close to the rocks on the cliff.
The video went viral in 2016 and no one knew who the people in the video were. Now, the identity of the person making the video and of the woman herself has finally been revealed. UNILAD discovered that the woman in question was a Russian model, Mary Shum.
The man that shot the video is her now ex-husband and filmmaker, Alexander Tikhomirov. When the video was shot, Mary and Alexander were married. The two also share a child together.
When the video initially went viral, people had many questions about the mystery woman’s fall and the complete refusal to help on part of her friend. They also speculated about the extent of her injuries, assuming she would have broken a few bones and sustained some lasting damage for sure.
Now, all these speculations can finally be put to rest.
26-year-old Tikhomirov shared details about his wife’s fall and subsequent injuries, saying, “I filmed this with my friend. The girl who is falling is my ex wife, now we have a baby. Mary fell on a rock first – about 3 meters down – and then she went into the water.”
He continued, “She didn’t break anything, unlike people said, but she did hurt her feet and a** and back. We went to the hospital later and she couldn’t walk for a few days. But finally everything was good.”
He also spoke about their friend who was on the cliff with her. While talking about him, Alexander said he is a friend of the couple and that his name is Jay Alvarrez. Jay is also a YouTube personality, and despite the theories made up by social media users, Alexander and Mary do not have lasting feelings of betrayal towards him.
They understand that his actions were a split-second decision. Alexander said, “The guy who removed his leg is Jay Alvarrez. He removed it not because he is an a*****e, but because everything happened in one second. Anyway, he probably made it better when he removed it.”
A lot of people watching the video also made sure to voice that Alvarrez should have pushed Mary further away if he could not get her back on the rock. That way, he would have made sure she didn’t hit anything on the way down.
However, Alexander made it clear that there are no hard feelings between him and his friend for what was clearly a split-second decision. The two even recently met in Russia.
Mary and Alexander broke up a couple of months after she gave birth to their child. They got married in 2016.