A TikTok boat jumping challenge that sees people jump from the rear of the vessels while moving at high speed has been blamed for four deaths in Alabama.
The challenge, which has been popularized on TikTok, involves individuals engaging in dangerous water activities.
Those participating in the challenge launch themselves from the rear of a boat and into the wake behind it, as the boat continues to move.
Now, officials in Alabama have said the new fad has claimed the lives of four people, after they broke their necks instantly.
Officials said in the last six months, they had to deal with four drownings that were 'easily avoidable'.