This is what Happens when Cliff Diving Goes Wrong

Steven LoBue
Seven dives that prove how dangerous this beautiful sport can be

Cliff divers are expertly-trained and experienced athletes, but on rare occasions things can wrong...very wrong. Slight misjudgements from a height of 27m can leave divers lost in the air, with the inevitable result being a heavy crash into the water. Or, in one case, a very close encounter with the platform.

Thankfully, due to their skill and awareness, it doesn't happen too often. In the 10 years of Red Bull Cliff Diving so far there have been over 3000 competitive dives, and thousands more warm-up dives, and in that time there have only been a handful of these moments.

Take a look at the clip above and watch seven dives that prove how dangerous this sport can be. 

Read and watch more Red Bull Cliff Diving here.