Video: TikTok star almost dies doing stunt in frozen lake

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He did the stunt twice.



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Published: Fri 28 Feb 2020, 4:44 PM

Last updated: Fri 28 Feb 2020, 6:54 PM

A TikTok user revealed he "nearly drowned" after he became trapped under a sheet of ice in a frozen lake in a bid to film a stunt for his 400,000 followers.
Jason Clark put up a detailed post on Instagram narrating his near death experience and said that after he became trapped under thick layer of ice. He thought that he "wasn't going to make it". The video on NDTV shows Clark taking a deep breath before lowering himself into a frozen lake through a hole.
"I have never been this close to dying," Clark wrote sharing the clip on Instagram he had over 32,000 followers, reported NYPost. However, the distressing clip on Instagram caught the attention of over 200,000 people on Instagram, including Will Smith, who reposted it with the caption: "#AwwHellNaw."
The video shows Clark trying to find his way back while swimming under the ice. At one point he fails to locate the hole in the frozen lake and is seen trying to break the ice with his back.

 
 
 
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I have never been this close to dying. I didn't think my eyeballs would freeze so quick. The surface of the water where the hole was didn't look any different than the bottom of the ice. When I flipped around and felt solid ice I thought I was at the hole. When I wasn't that's when I decided to head back and follow the dust I kicked up. The dust I kicked up had drifted and led me further away. I then tried to break the ice with my back, you can see in the video. I don't know what made me turn around one last time. I was so short on breath I couldn't really see anymore. I had accepted that was it and I wasn't going to make it. I swung my hand at what I though was just a lighter spot of ice and my hand came through. I then got a ton of energy to stand up. It took 2-3 breaths to regain my vision after resurfacing. Aftermath is in the other video. ??: @abbytodolist was filming. When there are scary moments I joke a lot. She genuinely thought it was another one of my jokes and didn't recognize the severity of the situation.
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He wrote in his post: "I then tried to break the ice with my back, you can see in the video. I don't know what made me turn around one last time. I had accepted that was it and I wasn't going to make it." The video shows Clark emerging from the hole and gasping for breath. Clark further wrote in his post that the person filming the stunt did not realise he was trapped under the ice.
Clark was fortunate to not witness any untoward incident while making the video which collected 21 million views. Despite the horrifying experience, Clark said he dived for the second time in the frozen lake and but made sure the exit hole was "comically big" so he could find it. "Second attempt went a little better. You have to try it twice," he wrote on Instagram.


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