Tags: jeep | pool | jump

Jeep, Pool: Two Meet When Daredevils Try to Jump Backyard Body of Water (Video)

Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 04:58 PM

By Morgan Chilson

A group of Canadians at a party donned helmets, built a ramp, loaded into a Jeep, and attempted to sail across a pool. They failed, making a dramatic splashdown in the middle of the pool.

Kenny McLean’s video of the Jeep crashing into the pool went viral on YouTube with more than 178,000 views in over a week. A homemade wooden ramp crumbled into uselessness as the Jeep sailed up to land, splat, in the pool.

Urgent: Is Obama Telling the Truth on IRS, Benghazi Scandals?

Onlookers burst into laughter, and it was clear few expected the Jeep to actually make the leap. Someone yelled out the obvious, “You did it wrong!” as the driver and passengers waded their way out of the vehicle.

The Jeep was stuck in the pool – the off-ramp built on the other side was sadly never used – until a thoughtful bystander took a concrete saw to the side of the pool, creating an avalanche of water and an exit.

When McLean uploaded the video on June 2, he wrote, “This is how we tear down a pool in Southern Ontario,” so apparently no one expected the pool to survive. In good news, he later posted that the Jeep was still running just fine.

Comments piled up on the video, and McLean earned kudos for creativity and even a little criticism for wasting water.

Jeff Scott wrote, “@TheSpaceCulture... Wrecked pool, wrecked jeep, but worldwide exposure on HLNtv, with YouTube revenue sharing.... Not really so stupid!”

Robin Meade featured the video on her Morning Express HLNtv show, laughing and playing the fly-through-the-air moment when the Jeep left the ground and created a big splash in the pool.

McLean knows a winning video when he has one. A few days after posting the initial video, he posted an edited video with different camera angles, including one from inside the Jeep as they drove into the pool. It already has 30,000 views.

Editor's Note: Get the Navy SEALs Cap – Celebrate Our Heroes

Related stories:

Ponytail Stunt Death: Daredevil Sailendra Nath Roy Dies on Zip line

Youth Flock to Mobile Messaging Apps, May Be Threat to Facebook

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

The 2016 'Book Race': GOP Candidates Like Ben Carson, Huckabee Sell Like Hotcakes

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 20:50 PM

If potential Republican presidential candidates' recent book sales are a strong indication of their electability, then B . . .

Smoke on Boston Train Scares Passengers Who Bust Out Windows to Escape

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 19:37 PM

A commute on Boston's Red Line Thursday morning turned into chaos as smoke filled the train and passengers broke out win . . .

Seth Jackson Sentence: Foster Dad Gets 32 Months in Hot Car Death

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 18:50 PM

Kansas foster dad Seth Jackson was sentenced to 32 months in prison Friday for the July death of a 10-month-old girl who . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved