YouTuber jumps off of Texas bridge and fractures his skull after landing in the Colorado River
- YouTuber Saa Fomba fractured his skull last Monday in Austin, Texas
- Fomba jumped from the top of the Pennybacker Bridge and into the Colorado River in Austin
- A passing boat brought Fomba to shore, where paramedics transported him to a local hospital for treatment
- It is illegal to jump from any bridge over the Colorado River
A YouTube creator hoping to ‘leave his mark’ made jumped off the Pennybacker Bridge in Austin and suffered a fractured skull.
The hazardous jump was performed last Monday by Saa Fomba, a YouTuber whose video of the event has garnered nearly 8,000 views in 48 hours.
As Fomba drove to the Pennybacker Bridge, which stands over the 1,450 mile Colorado River, he hoped fans were encouraged to try new things.
‘I don’t see no fun in living a normal life,’ he says to the camera.
YouTuber Saa Fomba (pictured) jumped from the Pennybacker Bridge in Austin, Texas, on November 23 and fractured his skull
Footage shows Fomba waving his arms, counting to three and then jumping into the Colorado River (pictured)
Pictured: Saa Fomba mid-fall on November 23 when he jumped from the top of the Pennybacker Bridge in Austin
The jaw-dropping stunt begins with Fomba climbing the Pennybacker Bridge’s massive arch over the North Capital of Texas Highway as friends film from below.
After reaching the peak, Fomba waves his arms, counts to three and takes the leap of faith into the water.
He lands with a frightening smack before emerging from the water with a grunt.
Fomba manages to flag down a passing boat while yelling ‘help’ and is eventually brought back to the shore.
The nearly 17-minute video continues with paramedics arriving to help Fomba, who lies on the ground while repeatedly clutching his head.
Fomba was brought ashore by a passing boat (pictured) who witnessed his falls and heard his pleas for help
He’s later seen in the hospital and reveals that he fractured his skull. He spent more than three days receiving treatment in the hospital.
‘I fractured part of my skull, bleeding a little bit. Then, I have a tube running through my chest,’ he says in the video.
He added: ‘People are texting me if it was worth it. No-one wished to get hurt, but it’s always worth it chasing your dream.’
Austin paramedics arrived to Pennybacker Bridge after Fomba made the daring jump and transported him to a local hospital for treatment
Pictured: Saa Fomba lying on a medical gurney with a neck brace before he’s transported to a local hospital
Fomba (pictured) revealed he was discharged from the hospital on Friday and remained in Austin after his car was towed
The Pennybacker Bridge has a 100 foot clearing to the water from the roadway, but the distanced appeared much higher from the arch.
On Friday, Fomba revealed on Instagram that he was discharged from the hospital.
He explained they he spent the night in a motel after his car was towed from Pennybacker Bridge and that he was without many resources.
‘But hey,’ Fomba wrote, ‘it could always be worse and I’m grateful for everything I have.’
The caption attached to his YouTube video said the stunt wasn’t simply about getting views.
Saa Fomba (pictured): ‘I don’t settle for less, I will leave my mark on this planet we call earth our home. Chase yours and leave your mark’
‘You might see it as jumping for views, but I see more. I wasn’t built for just normal, I’m a dream chaser,’ he wrote.
‘I don’t settle for less, I will leave my mark on this planet we call earth our home. Chase yours and leave your mark.’
It is illegal to jump from any bridge over the Colorado River.