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This 17-Year-Old Actually Survived This Epic Fall And It Was Caught On Snapchat

A warning to anyone who likes to play on or near railings. all of us sometimes tbh.

Annie Schwenker is a 17-year-old from South Carolina whose INSANE backward fall off a cruise ship railing was captured on video and is going viral on Facebook.

The fall was originally tweeted a few days ago by Annie's friend Maddie, who took it during their spring break cruise nearly two months ago.


In the video, you can hear her friend yell, "Annie, don't fall!" as Annie swiftly drops backward and tumbles off the railing like a rag doll into the abyss that is the middle of the stairwell.

The crazy clip started as a Snapchat, and Annie asked Maddie to delete it immediately, but she kept it. (Thank you, Maddie.) Last week at a graduation barbecue, Annie gave Maddie the go-ahead to post the video, knowing it would probably blow up on social media. She was right!


And for some reason, it's impossible to stop watching.

BuzzFeed Life got in touch with Annie to find out what really happened and whether she still has all of her teeth.

"We were at a club in the cruise ship called Dazzles — it's like an oldies club — and we went to the bathroom then decided to go 'railing surfing' back down there and I basically did a backflip and landed on the same railing on the flight of stairs below me," Annie told BuzzFeed Life.

"Everyone thinks I'm wasted in that video but I was completely sober," she added.

"It's actually more embarrassing that I was sober because if I had been drunk it would be much more goofy. I only fell because I was stupid and let go with my hand which you can't do when you're railing surfing."

Her friends' reactions?

...Probably because Annie only fell seven feet and was able to stand up right away.

Then they went right back to the club that she was sliding down to in the first place.

A few days later, doctors discovered a fractured rib.

As for Annie, she just wants people to know she's alive.


H/T Daily Dot

This post was updated for clarity.