A man from England is happy to be alive after a backflip off a boat went wrong and he ripped a part of his face off.
According to reports, 28-year-old Macaulay Burke is lucky to be alive after a vacation in Turkey. Burke attempted to do a backflip off a boat into the water when a wave crashed into the vessel.
The wave crash caused the boat to jolt resulting in Burke smashing his face on the boat while on the way down. That collision caused his lip to tear and his nose to break.
Burke says, “I dislocated my jaw and managed to tear my gums apart so you could see the jaw bone,”
Burke was then taken back to shore where an ambulance took him to a hospital. There he underwent a two-hour reconstructive surgery on his face where he received 50 stitches.
You can watch the failed backflip here