Mystery woman whose video went viral as she fell off a cliff into deep water has finally been identified

by Asfa Shakeel

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.

Mary Shum

The identity of the woman that fell from a cliff has finally been revealed. (Image source: YouTube)

Mary Shum

In the video, the woman attempts to jump off the cliff. (Image source: YouTube)

Mary Shum

She slips and tries to grab her companion’s leg for help. (Image source: YouTube)

Mary Shum

He pulls it out of her reach as she falls. (Image source: YouTube)

Mary Shum

She then slips while being dangerously close to the rock. (Image source: YouTube)

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.

Mary Shum

The woman is a Russian model named Mary Shum. (Image source: Instagram/Mary Shum)

Mary Shum

Her ex-husband, Alexander Tikhomirov, is the one who spoke up about the incident. (Image source: Instagram/Mary Shum)

Mary Shum

The couple share a baby together. (Image source: Instagram/Mary Shum)

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.

Mary Shum

A lot of people assumed Mary had suffered lasting injuries after watching the video. (Image source: Instagram/Mary Shum)

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.”

Mary Shum

Her ex-husband said she had to go the hospital for a few days but is fine now. (Image source: Instagram/Alexander Tikhomirov)

Mary Shum

He also mentioned that she fell onto a rock about 3m below the cliff first. (Image source: Instagram/Mary Shum)

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.

Mary Shum

He mentioned that a friend of the couple’s had been the guy on the cliff with them. (Image source: Instagram/Alexander Tikhomirov)

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 Shum

Alexander said he did not blame Jay for his split second decision. (Image source: Instagram/Jay Alvarrez)

Mary Shum

The two recently reunited in Russia. (Image source: Instagram/Alexander Tikhomirov)

Mary and Alexander broke up a couple of months after she gave birth to their child. They got married in 2016.



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