Offbeat Video

By Joe McFarlane


That’s what you call a birds eye view – a daredevil has leapt 70ft from a ships crow’s nest.

Mark de Fraine, AGE, discovered the abandoned La Famille Shipwreck floating in amidst the picturesque Turks and Caicos Islands.

Hopping aboard, Mark wandered through the wrecked ship until he arrived on the sun-drenched deck.

From there, the daredevil scaled the massive mast until he arrived at the very top of the 70ft crow’s nest.

Mark didn’t climb so high just for the tranquil view though, but instead in order to leap into the cool and clear water below.

Taking a giant leap of faith, Mark leaped from the 70ft structure splashing into the ocean beneath.

Mark, of Wake to Wake Watersports, said: “It was an old cargo boat used for transporting construction material between the Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos Islands.

“It was pulled out of it’s mooring during Hurricane Francis in 2004. 

“It dragged anchor for over 20 miles and eventually ran aground to where it is now.”

Most surprisingly, daredevil Mark is actually scared of heights.

Mark said: “I was very nervous. I have a big fear of heights and use things like this to get over my fear. 

“I told myself I had to jump as soon as I was at the top, otherwise I would have backed out.

“I felt a huge adrenaline rush when I jumped and I am super stoked that I managed to overcome my fear!

“I love pushing myself to the limit.”