Drunk man, 37, dives off a 378-foot water dam in Argentina suffering serious chest and abdominal injuries
- Fabían Olivera had been drinking before jumping off a dam’s ledge in Argentina
- The shocking incident took place Wednesday morning in San Rafael, Mendoza
- Olivera was with his girlfriend when he made the 378-foot jump
- He suffered chest and abdominal injuries and was listed in stable condition
This is the shocking moment a drunk man jumped off the ledge of a 378-foot tall water dam in Argentina.
Video footage recorded by a bystander at the Valle Grande dam in San Rafael, Mendoza, shows Fabían Olivera standing on top of the barrier’s ledge on Wednesday morning.
Witnesses looked on in disbelief as the 37-year-old clambered on top of the barrier and prepared to dive,
Fabían Olivera stands on top of the Valle Grande dam’s ledge in San Rafael, Argentina, on Wednesday morning before he jumped into the reservoir
According to authorities, 37-year-old Fabían Olivera was allegedly drunk when he dove of a dam’s ledge and landed in the reservoir
It takes Olivera close to three heart-stopping seconds to land in the reservoir.
He appears to freeze, and groans in pain before one witness asked if he was ok.
Local fisherman rescued Olivera from the water before paramedics rushed him to Schestakow Hospital.
Authorities confirmed through Olivera’s wife that he had been drinking before diving off the dam’s ledge.
Officials at the medical facility said that Olivera suffered a chest and abdomen trauma and was diagnosed with hypothermia.
He placed under observation in the intensive care unit and his condition was updated to stable.
Fabían Olivera suffered chest and abdominal injuries after leaping of a dam’s barrier in Argentina on Wednesday