Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 27 (ANI): TikTok influencer Jason Clark has shared an Instagram post in which he described his near-death experience while swimming under a sheet of ice for a TikTok stunt.
Clark -- whose TikTok page @jasontodolist has over 400,000 followers -- posted the hair-raising video which shows him attempting to swim from one point to another under a frozen lake, reported People.
However, the stunt quickly turned out to be a bad decision as he struggled to find a hole in the ice sheet through which he could escape.
After much struggle, Clark luckily managed to resurface once he locating the hole.
The rather lengthy caption describing the incident read: "I have never been this close to dying. I didn't think my eyeballs would freeze so quick. The surface of the water where the hole was didn't look any different than the bottom of the ice. When I flipped around and felt solid ice I thought I was at the hole. When I wasn't that's when I decided to head back and follow the dust I kicked up. The dust I kicked up had drifted and led me further away. I then tried to break the ice with my back, you can see in the video. I don't know what made me turn around one last time. I was so short on breath I couldn't really see anymore. I had accepted that was it and I wasn't going to make it. I swung my hand at what I though was just a lighter spot of ice and my hand came through. I then got a ton of energy to stand up. It took 2-3 breaths to regain my vision after resurfacing. Aftermath is in the other video. @abbytodolist was filming. When there are scary moments I joke a lot. She genuinely thought it was another one of my jokes and didn't recognize the severity of the situation."
The clip attracted several replies from Clark's Instagram followers.
One user commented: "JASON!!! I am so sick to my stomach. Don't do that again!!!"
"When are you going to stop doing stupid stuff," wrote another.
Despite the close shave, Clarke gave the stunt another go.
The second attempt by the fame-hungry online celebrity went as planned, the footage of which was uploaded in Instagram, with the caption: "Second attempt went a little better. You have to try it twice! Added a little more safety. The exit hole is almost comically big." (ANI)