“He’s jumped from those kind of heights before, and we didn’t really care about the consequences with the cruise company,” Kryachun explained in an Instagram post that's since been deleted. “We just wanted to get a video of it and make it go viral."
And while their goal has been vaguely achieved since the video's racked up some 100,000-plus views in the last six days, Naydev nearly killed himself in the process, and earned himself a lifetime ban from Royal Caribbean.
“My feet were actually fine. It was my neck and tailbone that hurt,” Naydev wrote in response to questions on his Instagram post. “Could barely walk for 3 days and could barely sleep from the pain. I’m good now.”
However, several of the commenters were quick to call him out for such an idiotic and dangerous move, reminding him just how easily he could have killed himself free-falling from a height of 110 or 120 feet like that.
Naydev's time spent in the water overboard was brief. He was quickly picked up by a small boat and returned to the ship by police who let him collect his things before booting him from the ship, while his friends were subsequently interrogated and also kicked off.
Representatives for Royal Caribbean summed up the company's feelings on the incident pretty succinctly, simply describing it as "stupid," per Yahoo!. They said that beyond banning Naydev, they're also exploring legal options.
Dumb move, for sure, but it sounds like maybe he and 8Booth might make good vacation buds?