During a trip of a lifetime, an Irishman’s experience on the world’s highest bungee jump resulted in a valuable lesson – empty your pockets before you jump.


When you’re strapped up and about to bungee jump, remember: your phone doesn’t get a tiny little cord of its own.

This is the lesson learned by Irish bungee jumper Máirtín Farragher, who was very excited about his leap until his iPhone and what appears to be some loose change fly from his pocket and skydive into the mountains below.

Mairtin Farragher was brave enough to make the jump off the highest bungee jump in the world at the famous Bloukran’s Bridge in South Africa.

Bloukrans Bungy Jump South Africa

Video of the his jump was posted to Facebook and it shows his cell phone slide out of his pants pocket. It is not until Farragher sees some loose coins fall out of his pocket that his phone was missing.

The same phone was stolen earlier this year while he was on a trip to Italy, but it was recovered by police, Farragher mentioned in his online post. Unfortunately, officials weren’t going to go searching for it this time.

While it understandably takes Farragher a few seconds to notice (he’s busy bungee jumping), the exact moment his iPhone leaps out is at 0:25, if you want to see for yourself.

(Warning… the video does contain some NSFW words).

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