Extended Interview - Cliff Jumper's Web Redemption - Uncensored

  • Season 4, Ep 409
  • 03/27/2012
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Daniel tries to understand why Zac jumped off a cliff during spring break. (4:11)

>> ZACH, IT'S NICE TO MEET YOU.

>> NICE TO MEET YOU TOO.

>> I'LL THANK YOU NOT TO

TOUCH ME.

I'M A LITTLE WEIRD WITH HEIGHTS.

>> ALL RIGHT.

>> ALL RIGHT.

OH, THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.

>> [chuckles]

>> SURE HOPE THIS IS STURDY.

>> YOU SHOULD BE ALL RIGHT.

>> ALL RIGHT, ZACH, TELL ME

EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED

THAT DAY.

>> MY FRIEND TOLD ME HE WAS

GOING CLIFF JUMPING

THE NEXT DAY.

IT'S CALLED CEDAR CREEK FALLS,

BUT EVERYONE CALLS IT

THE DEVIL'S PUNCH BOWL.

>> THE DEVIL'S PUNCH BOWL.

>> YEAH.

>> MAN.

>> EVEN SOUNDS BAD.

>> THAT SOUNDS EXCITING.

>> WE WERE THERE FOR ABOUT

THREE, FOUR HOURS, AND WE WERE

TALKING ABOUT LEAVING, AND I WAS

LIKE, "BEFORE WE GO, MAN,

I GOT TO JUMP OFF THAT LEDGE."

>> SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOT

TO DO IT.

>> YEAH, YOU KNOW?

>> HOW HIGH DO YOU THINK

YOU WERE?

>> 100 FEET, 115 FEET.

>> AND YOU JUST KEPT

CLIMBING HIGHER?

>> THE TRAIL THAT TAKES YOU TO

THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN IS

AWAY FROM THE WATER.

>> GOT IT.

>> IT'S AWAY FROM THE PEOPLE.

>> SO YOU HAD NO IDEA UNTIL YOU

KIND OF POPPED OUT ON THE EDGE.

>> YEAH, EXACTLY.

>> AND WHEN YOU SAW YOURSELF ON

THE EDGE, WERE YOU

SCARED SHITLESS?

>> I WASN'T SCARED.

I REALIZED THAT I WENT TOO

HIGH UP.

>> WERE YOU TRYING TO GET OFF?

>> WELL, I WASN'T GONNA CLIMB

BACK DOWN THE MOUNTAIN.

I WAS COMPLETELY OVER THAT.

I THOUGHT, "THE ONLY WAY DOWN

IS, I'M JUST GONNA JUMP FROM

UP HERE."

>> DID YOU MAKE A BIG SPLASH?

>> OH, YEAH.

YEAH, FOR SURE.

>> DID YOU THINK ABOUT STOPPING

HALFWAY DOWN ON THAT ONE LEDGE?

>> I SAW THE LEDGE COMING.

I WAS ABOUT 10, 15 FEET ABOVE

THE LEDGE.

I WAS LIKE--MY LEGS WERE BENT

A LITTLE BIT.

I WAS PREPARED TO CATCH MYSELF,

YOU KNOW, SO I DON'T BREAK MY

LEG OR ANYTHING.

I CAUGHT MYSELF, AND AS I BEND

MY KNEES TO CATCH MYSELF, MY

BODY JUST FLIPPED FORWARD, AND

I DID THREE FRONT FLIPS.

LANDED IN THE WATER.

AND IT'S FUNNY, 'CAUSE WHEN

I STARTED DOING FRONT FLIPS,

I WAS LIKE, "AW, MAN, THIS IS

JUST LIKE THE MOVIES."

>> [laughs]

>> NEXT THING YOU KNOW, BAM,

HIT THE WATER.

>> YOU'RE LIKE TOM CRUISE.

WAS THAT THE HIGHEST PLACE

YOU'VE EVER JUMPED OFF OF?

>> BEFORE THAT, THE HIGHEST

PLACE I'D JUMPED--SO I WANT TO

SAY--IS, LIKE, 60 FEET, 65 FEET.

>> OH, SO YOU SHATTERED YOUR

OLD RECORD.

>> OH, YEAH, FOR SURE.

>> THAT PROBABLY WOULD'VE GONE

A LOT BETTER HAD YOU BEEN

WEARING AQUA SOCKS.

>> PROBABLY.

JUST LIKE SHOES, YOU KNOW?

>> HAD YOU BEEN DRINKING

THAT DAY?

>> I HAD--I HAD ABOUT TWO BEERS.

>> DID IT AFFECT YOUR BUZZ?

>> I DON'T EVEN THINK I WAS

BUZZING YET, TO BE HONEST.

>> WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU

PHYSICALLY?

>> I GOT A COLLAPSED LUNG,

AND THE SAME LUNG THAT COLLAPSED

GOT BRUISED.

>> THAT'S IT?

>> THAT'S IT.

>> THAT DOESN'T SEEM THAT SEVERE

FOR WHAT I SAW.

>> YEAH, IT LOOKS PRETTY BAD.

>> IT LOOKS HORRIBLE.

>> I LANDED ON MY BACK WHEN

I HIT THE WATER.

>> DID IT KNOCK YOU UNCONSCIOUS?

>> NO, I SWAM TO SHORE RIGHT

AFTER I HIT THE WATER.

>> YOU'RE A MONSTER.

>> CAME TO THE POINT WHERE

I COULDN'T EVEN WALK ANYMORE.

I JUST FELT LIKE I JUST WANTED

TO, LIKE, GO TO SLEEP FOR

A LITTLE BIT, AND...

>> THAT'S NEVER A GOOD SIGN...

>> YEAH, EXACTLY.

>> AFTER YOU'VE JUMPED OFF

A 100-FOOT CLIFF, IF YOU'RE

LIKE, "HEY, JUST LET ME TAKE

A NAP FOR A LITTLE BIT."

WERE YOU AIRLIFTED OUT OF THERE?

>> YEAH, I WAS AIRLIFTED.

>> WHAT'D THAT COST YOU?

>> THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO,

I GUESS, COVERS AIRLIFT.

>> OKAY.

>> BUT I'M RACKED UP IN

HOSPITAL BILLS.

>> WHAT'S THAT COST YOU?

>> $93,000.

>> WHEW.

>> IF I HAD TO PAY FOR

THE HELICOPTER, I THINK THEY

WOULD HAVE CHARGED ME $40,000.

>> THAT'S CRAZY.

I GET A CITATION X TO TAKE ME

ACROSS THE COUNTRY--$25,000,

$30,000.

BUT YOU GOT A FREE HELICOPTER

RIDE OUT OF IT.

>> I GOT A HELICOPTER RIDE.

>> DID YOUR PARENTS SEE

THAT VIDEO?

>> I WAITED PROBABLY ABOUT

TWO MONTHS TO TELL MY MOM.

I DIDN'T TELL HER WHAT I DID.

I TOLD HER TO GO TO YOUTUBE.

SHE'S LIKE, "WHAT AM I WATCHING?

THIS DOESN'T SOUND GOOD."

I WAS LIKE, "JUST WATCH IT.

TRUST ME."

>> "TRUST ME, YOU'RE GONNA

LOVE IT."

>> SHE WATCHED IT.

SHE PANICKED ON THE PHONE,

STARTED SCREAMING AT ME.

IT REALLY FREAKED HER OUT.

>> WELL, YEAH.

SHE SAW HER SON DIE.

>> YEAH.

>> DID YOU TRY TO SUE

THE MOUNTAIN?

>> NO.

IT'S ON, LIKE--LIKE,

AN INDIAN RESERVATION.

>> I DON'T THINK THEY HAVE

COURTROOMS ON INDIAN

RESERVATIONS.

I JUST THINK THERE'S A GUY THAT

JUST STANDS THERE AND CHOPS

YOUR HEAD OFF.

>> YEAH, RIGHT?

>> YOU STILL PLOW SOME HONEYS

THAT NIGHT?

>> IT'S KIND OF HARD WITH

A COLLAPSED LUNG, BUT THEY DID

THEIR PART.

>> GOOD.

WHEN PEOPLE WERE FILMING YOU,

THERE WAS GIRLS SCREAMING,

"DON'T DO IT."

>> DON'T DO IT, YOU IDIOT!

>> YEAH, THEY KEPT CALLING ME

AN IDIOT.

>> DO YOU WISH YOU WOULD'VE

LISTENED TO THEM?

>> I'M KIND OF GLAD I JUMPED,

YOU KNOW?

>> YEAH?

>> GOT SOME INTERNET FAME.

>> I LIKE YOUR ATTITUDE.

HAVE YOU JUMPED OFF

A CLIFF SINCE?

>> NO, I HAVEN'T.

>> THAT'S GOOD TO HEAR.

ALL RIGHT, THAT LAST JUMP DIDN'T

GO GREAT, SO HOW ABOUT I TAKE

YOU TO A MUCH MORE CONTROLLED,

SAFER ENVIRONMENT?

>> DO A ROUND TWO?

>> YEAH, SORRY.

>> YEAH, I DON'T SEE WHY NOT.

>> SPRING BREAK RULES.

OH, THIS IS WHAT STEVE WYNN

MUST FEEL LIKE.

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