An avid bucket lister found himself in a near-death situation after he dived into an icy, frozen-over lake.
His ordeal, which was caught on camera, was posted to social media and quickly went viral, horrifying thousands of people all over the world.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to watch the shocking footage for yourself...
We all have a bucket list of some sort.
via: GettyA list of life experiences and achievements, a bucket list captures a person's ultimate wishes and challenges to complete in their lifetime.
Bucket lists can vary dramatically depending on the person...
via: GettyMost people are pretty adventurous when it comes to writing up their bucket list - Activities such as skydiving, bungee jumping, and Great White Shark diving usually make the top of the list.
And others opt for more scenic experiences.
via: GettyRather than hurling themselves out of airplanes, some people would rather experience famous landmarks and natural wonders, such as visiting Paris' Eiffel Tower or the famous canals of Venice.
But there are some people who like to take their list to the extremes.
via: GettyMany adrenaline junkies out there get their thrills from partaking in dangerous, and potentially deadly, sports and activities.
These people literally risk their lives for the thrill.
via: GettyMany enthusiastic bucket listers often put their lives on the line to complete their dream - Whether it be dangling off cliff edges, rafting in treacherous waters, or scaling skyscrapers with their bare hands.
And, luckily for our bored, self-isolated minds...
via: GettyThese bucket listers often film their dangerous exploits and share them with the world.
Social media is a cesspit of people partaking in precarious stunts...
via: GettyAs well as getting a thrill out of risking their lives, these people evidently get a thrill out of Facebook and Instagram likes, too.
Because, as the saying goes...
via: GettyIt didn't happen if you didn't post it onto Facebook, right?
And this rule applies to one enthusiastic adventurer who recently encountered a near-death experience.
This bucket lister runs a number of different social media accounts under "To-Do List Adventures"...
But Jason's latest adventure could well have been his last...
Situated along the Idaho-Utah border, Bear Lake offers some mesmerizing views...
via: GettyOh, and some freezing cold water.
The lake had fully frozen over...
via: TikTokBut this wasn't about to stop Jason from diving into it's freezing depths.
His dog got in first for a test-run...
via: TikTokDon't worry guys, the dog doesn't die. The pooch apparently loved the icy water, with Jason writing:
"Yes, I pulled her out right away. Yes, she jumped right back in."
But then, it was Jason's turn.
via: InstagramAnd he didn't fare as well as his dog. He can be seen tentatively climbing into the broken ice while taking deep, slow breaths.
It's painful to watch.
via: InstagramJason then takes the plunge, and swims under the frozen water.
He bravely swims a few meters...
via: InstagramBut, quickly, things start to go wrong.
Jason appears to panic.
via: InstagramWhile still under the ice, Jason can be seen scraping against the surface, evidently trying to resurface.
He swims around, clearly trying to locate the opening to the frozen water.
via: InstagramAnd, in chest-tightening scenes, Jason turns back several times as he desperately searches for an escape.
Finally, he finds the opening.
via: InstagramAnd dramatically resurfaces, with a look of sheer panic on his face and gasping frantically for air. "I nearly f****** died."
Jason shared his ordeal to Instagram...
Jason was in a dire situation.
Jason's girlfriend, who was filming his ordeal, had no idea what was actually happening below the surface.
via: InstagramHe explained: "When there are scary moments I joke a lot. She genuinely thought it was another one of my jokes and didn’t recognize the severity of the situation."
Yet, despite his terrifying ordeal...
via: InstagramJason attempted his dive for a second time, which was luckily much more successful.