A teenager downed a bottle of gin and a bottle of wine before diving off a 40ft harbour wall into the sea


A TEENAGER downed in one a bottle of gin and a bottle of wine before diving 40ft into a harbour at low tide.

Sean Bisset, from Dunbar, East Lothian, was branded “stupid” after he shared the video of himself as part of the deadly neknominate craze.

The 18-year-old was filmed by a friend mixing the two drinks together in a yard of ale glass before diving head first from the harbour wall.


Mr Bisset’s stunt comes just days after Jonny Byrne, 19, from Ireland died after jumping into the River Barrow in County Carlo after completing his neknominate challenge.

After posting the video online and boasting about his stunt in a Dunbar restaurant Mr Bisset has been criticised by a number of people including the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Dspite criticism from groups including the RNLI, friends of Mr Bisset labelled him a “hero.”


In the video which sees Mr Bisset down the alcohol before jumping into the harbour.

“I’m a posh boy so I’ve always got the wine. Just a little touch should do.

“Anybody that knows me knows I like a bit of gin, so pour a bit of gin in. Go all the gin eh, may aswell.”

After finishing the mix Mr Bisset exclaims “F*** this,” before diving into the water.


Surfacing from the freezing waters Mr Bisset is heard screaming and panting as he makes his way to the side.

Later posting on his Facebook Mr Bisset said: “Can I just stress that water was f****** freezing!!!!!”

The first to critcise Mr Bisset were Ristorante Umberto, a Dunbar restaurant, where Mr Bisset boasted about his stunt.


The restaurant posted on their Facebook page: “Feel I have 2 have a rant on here about the nek nominate young lad comes in 2 night pretty drunk showing us his video jumping in 2 the harbour after neking his drink he could have died !!!!!! I know youngster.s need 2 have fun but at what cost how would the person nominating feel if they had caused harm or even death . Dunbars lost enough youngsters please dont do this drink responsively”

Dunbar RNLI coxswain Gary Fairbairn said: “This is an extremely foolhardy thing to do.

“Alcohol and water do not mix at the best of times – to jump at night into the freezing waters of Dunbar harbour having consumed a large amount of drink in a very short time is beyond stupidity.

“Survival times are very short at this time of year. To be wallowing in the harbour disorientated through drink and cold leaves anyone extremely vulnerable.”


A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police Scotland is aware of this.

“We would always advise people to stay in control of their drinking and remember that you are always more vulnerable when you drink alcohol.

“We would also advise people to stay from these types of sites as taking part in any ‘dare’ especially when there is alcohol involved, risks accident and serious injury.”


The town’s rugby club also issued a plea for youngsters to stop taking part in the deadly craze.

A spokesman for Dunbar RFC said: “Following the death of a young man as a result of participating in the internet and social media-based game Neknominate and the posting of various videos of young people diving into freezing cold water after downing a concoction of alcohol, Dunbar RFC would like to ask that members and those associated with Dunbar RFC and indeed everyone young and old, to please refrain from participating in this game.”


Dunbar is still trying to come to terms with a tragic car crash last year which claimed the lives of three local youngsters, including a member of Dunbar RFC.

The spokesman said: “Heaven forbid that another tragic event were to occur.

“The community is still trying to come to terms with another recent tragic accident.”

The mother of youngster 16-year-old Josh Stewart, who died in a tragic car accident last year which also claimed the lives of David Armstrong, 15, and Jenna Barbour, 18, re-posted the message urging youngsters not to take part in the social media drinking game.