Watch | Baby goes waterskiing to mark turning six months old

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Six month old Rich Casey Humpherys water skiing at Lake Powell. Instagram/ Rich Casey Humpherys.
Six month old Rich Casey Humpherys water skiing at Lake Powell. Instagram/ Rich Casey Humpherys.

Rich Casey Humpherys was born to parents who live for the thrill of life.

Dad Casey and mom Mindi make sure that adventure is part of every milestone in his life, and all of his adventures are well documented via his Instagram account.

From the day he was born, Rich was being taught how to water ski by his dad, and at just one month, he was already hiking with his mom.

By the age of two months he was joining his parents for camping in the woods.

He marked turning three months old with a kayaking trip.

At five months, Rich was already changing tires with his daddy.


To baby Rich's followers on Instagram, it's not a surprise that at some point his parents would let him do these activities by himself.

For his six months milestone, his parents took him for water skiing at Lake Powell in Utah, USA.

They posted a video of him holding on tight to the motor boat/mini surfboard, while his dad was talking to him in a boat nearby. 

In the video, the six month old looked like he was enjoying this calming adventure. See below:

Other parents were divided, as some praised the family for exposing the child to such an 'extreme' sport, while others thought this was dangerous and should be reported as abuse.

Read: WATCH | Will Princess Eugenie's baby ever sit on the British throne? 

"They are hurting him"

"You are bleeding from a water sports accident and yet you put your 6-month-old baby in a similar situation and without a helmet... and all so you can produce a 'cute video' to show others. Your baby in the video isn’t smiling. What you all did is sick, reckless, and selfish," K. Zakeri commented.

"... totally crazy unconscious parents. We must report these sick people. It's a baby they are hurting him, his legs still have no strength, his hips less ... a minor accident and that baby dies," wrote Gaby Sandoval.

"So cute!"

"I love this, he is fully safe and if he falls in the water dad is right there. You guys are doing amazing,” commented Talllyyyy Bruscini.

"So cute! Baby is wearing a vest and daddy is right there with him! Doesn't look like they're going very fast either!" Natalie.von.frankenstein wrote.

"I saw that!! So crazy!! Should’ve done that with Bells back then," commented Vivvanvuure.

"His family took the time to structure and build this mini surf for kids introducing the baby to water and the finer things in life, teaching him a skill at a very early age, he is suited properly with protective gear and life jacket and his parents are right there guiding him along right by his side ... this made me so happy," wrote Nail cartel in Casey's post.

What do you think? Responsible, or reckless? 

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