Girl dumps boyfriend after he pushes her off cliff in 400ft Utah canyon rope swing
Creighton Baird pushed his cautious girlfriend Jessica Powell off the edge of a cliff to take a ride on a 400ft pendulum swing in a narrow canyon in Utah.
Creighton Baird gently tried to coax his nervous companion, Jessica Powell, to try the stunt over a period of 45 minutes but she was too scared. Finally, he took control and nudged her closer toward the edge of the cliff and suddenly pushed her off.
As Jessica Powell descended into the canyon she let out a series of chilling screams and then yelled out: “I’m breaking up with you.”
Creighton Baird was just one of dozens who trekked to an undisclosed location in Utah to film the stunt for a YouTube video by Devin Graham. The video was posted on Tuesday and has gained over 4 million views.
Equipped with multiple carabiners, a harness and ropes, Creighton Baird ran off the cliff, falling into the wide expanse of the canyon and shouted with excitement.
The jumper even held on to a camera so that his face and the look of terror he flashed could be recorded.
Several other eager jumpers tested the swing but Creighton Baird was keen for his girlfriend, Jessica Powell, to give it a go.
Though Jessica Powell was all suited up for the endeavor, she couldn’t quite muster the courage to step out off the cliff and a period of 45 minutes passed while her friends tried to encourage her to take the jump.
Her boyfriend tried several times to coax her and encouraged her to face her fear.
After multiple attempts, Creighton Baird walked her closer and closer to the edge and despite her protests, he quickly pushed her off.
“I’m breaking up with you!” Jessica Powell shouted, with her words echoing through the canyon.
Creighton Baird laughed at the comment and said he hoped that she would learn to appreciate his initiative one day.
The filmmaker told the Daily News that after the event, Jessica Powell admitted she was glad that Creighton Baird had given her the push because she probably wouldn’t have done it herself.
“She yelled that just because it was in the moment,” Devin Graham said.
“She came up and gave him a big hug and thanked him for pushing her off… Creighton is the nicest guy ever.”
Though her break-up message didn’t kill their relationship on the spot, Devin Graham revealed that the pair ultimately decided to call it quits.
“Sadly, last week they actually did break up,” said Devin Graham.
“It had nothing to do with getting pushed off the rope swing.”
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