Man reveals why he jumped 11 stories off cruise ship

Nick Naydev, 27, of Washington, has been banned by Royal Caribbean after he jumped from the deck of a 238-foot-tall ship in a video that went viral.
2:32 | 01/18/19

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Now we'll move on to the guy who jumped 11 stories from a cruise ship balcony, a potentially deadly plunge. He survived and now royal caribbean is banning him and his pals interest their cruise line for life. Paula Faris is joining us now and, Paula, he is lucky to be speaking out. He knows that. Reaction to this stunt has been extremely critical. He admits he was not thinking clearly after a night of heavy drinking and knows that he shouldn't be alive after that jump. This morning, one of the most popular cruise lines in the world tells ABC news it's exploring legal action after this jump off a balcony of one of its ships went viral. 27-year-old Vancouver, Washington, resident make naydev leapt from the 11th deck of royal caribbean's 238-foot-tall "Symphony of the seas" ship Friday while tiffs dock in the Bahamas after a night of drinking with friends. I just thought it would be cool to jump off the ship. All my friends cheered me on and happened so quick and, you know, the next minute I was jumping off the ship. Reporter: Plucked from the water seconds later by a small boat he spotted nearby and talked to police and was not charged with a crime but royal caribbean taking a hard line following the potentially deadly jump calling it stupid and reckless behavior, banning the group from ever sailing with them again and kicking his entire group of friends off the ship. Medical experts falls from seven stories or higher have a 90% of ending in death. Naydev luckily survived his jump from 11 decks up. Six or seven hours after I was in quite a bit of pain and took about three days for that pain to go away. Reporter: He now says he hopes his story will caution others against making the same mistake he did. I realize how dangerous this is, the height and at that height the water is -- I mean it's almost like cement. I would never do this again. You heard him say he'd never do this again but hoping he does not inspire anyone to do what he said saying he didn't realize how high up he was until he jumped but you could hear his friends all egging him on. He said every friend was encouraging him to do it except one That's when alcohol comes into play and not in the right way. He said he wasn't thinking clearly. Very lucky man. We move to that scandal that

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