A viral video to have emerged on the internet captures the hair-raising moment a man jumps from a bridge.

Surrounded by friends, the bridge appears to be on a large river abroad, if the good weather is anything to go by.

The topless man stands with his back to the water whilst everyone else looks on.

What happens next makes for a terrifying watch.

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Viral video: A man narrowly escaped injury when diving from bridge

He then leaps from the bridge, doing a backflip

He then leaps from the bridge, doing a backflip.

What the camera then notices is some form of barge just beneath him that blocks his jump.

Luckily, he makes the jump big enough that he just misses it by inches, landing with a large splash to the left of it.

It is scary to think what could have happened if he had missed.

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Viral video: He leaps from the bridge in an elegant back flip

The Imgur video has had over 2.5 million views already.

Online users were shocked by the bad decision the man made.

One wrote: “As a father of a boy, this scares the hell out of me.”

Another remarked: “A little to close for comfort!”

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Viral video: He narrowly avoids hitting a barge

A young woman also attempted her own dive, with a much more embarrassing ending.

As she leaps from the cliff, the dive initially looks graceful as she jumps into a starfish position.

She then appears to lose her cool and panics, flailing in the air.

The ending appears rather painful.

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