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    Default Man dies from diving head first into shallow pool

    This is from my neck of the woods:

    https://www.facebook.com/TheNamibian...99772303613697

    I don't know what is more concerning:

    1) That he dove head first into a pool knowing the depth; or

    2) That his "friends" showed so much concern towards his welfare
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    Default Re: Man dies from diving head first into shallow pool

    When getting wet is more worrying than saving the man...
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    Default Re: Man dies from diving head first into shallow pool

    Eish!

    I'm sure there were some alcoholic beverages consumed.
    This impairs the jumper and the friends judgment.
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    Sjo what a shocking video.

    But you know what, we've all been stupid. In varsity I once dove head first into the heated pool at Magaliespark. I was being funny diving like a whale head first. I DID NOT F-ING REALISE THE THREE PEOPLE IN THE POOL WERE ALL STANDING ON THEIR KNEES! I could have broken my neck that day. I was lucky that the only injury was a bruise on my forehead.

    Short story - liquor & pools should NOT mix. But they do so often. I mean what's a pool party without a dop?
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    Default Re: Man dies from diving head first into shallow pool

    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    This is from my neck of the woods:

    https://www.facebook.com/TheNamibian...99772303613697

    I don't know what is more concerning:

    1) That he dove head first into a pool knowing the depth; or

    2) That his "friends" showed so much concern towards his welfare
    He was probably the only one that could swim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IcePick88 View Post
    Eish!

    I'm sure there were some alcoholic beverages consumed.
    This impairs the jumper and the friends judgment.
    They couldn't have been THAT drunk - watch them walk to the pool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aviator_01 View Post
    He was probably the only one that could swim?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    They couldn't have been THAT drunk - watch them walk to the pool.
    Maybe they can handle their liquor well.
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    Default Re: Man dies from diving head first into shallow pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Groenman View Post
    Sjo what a shocking video.

    But you know what, we've all been stupid. In varsity I once dove head first into the heated pool at Magaliespark. I was being funny diving like a whale head first. I DID NOT F-ING REALISE THE THREE PEOPLE IN THE POOL WERE ALL STANDING ON THEIR KNEES! I could have broken my neck that day. I was lucky that the only injury was a bruise on my forehead.

    Short story - liquor & pools should NOT mix. But they do so often. I mean what's a pool party without a dop?
    Also very true.

    We used to dive off a jetty without knowing whats beneath, but we still only did it at high tide.

    But I guess I knew that if I ever jumped off or into something and injured myself, if I wasn't dead, my dad would kill me. So that fear always kept me safe.
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    I am just amazed at how lackadaisical they are about helping him.

    The pool is obviously shallow enough to get in and help him.

    Chances are he probably drowned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
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    Chances are he probably drowned.
    My thoughts as well.
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    Default Re: Man dies from diving head first into shallow pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Groenman View Post
    Sjo what a shocking video.

    But you know what, we've all been stupid. In varsity I once dove head first into the heated pool at Magaliespark. I was being funny diving like a whale head first. I DID NOT F-ING REALISE THE THREE PEOPLE IN THE POOL WERE ALL STANDING ON THEIR KNEES! I could have broken my neck that day. I was lucky that the only injury was a bruise on my forehead.

    Short story - liquor & pools should NOT mix. But they do so often. I mean what's a pool party without a dop?
    My pool isn't that shallow, but my friend once, also in a moment of lapsed judgement, dove like a penguin, and knocked his head hard. We were luckily all aware and rushed him to hospital. He was very lucky to come out unscathed.

    Now I have a rule, no diving when alcohol is involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MANDREAS View Post
    This is from my neck of the woods:

    https://www.facebook.com/TheNamibian...99772303613697

    I don't know what is more concerning:

    1) That he dove head first into a pool knowing the depth; or

    2) That his "friends" showed so much concern towards his welfare
    Why is it thought the pool was too shallow to dive into?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    Why is it thought the pool was too shallow to dive into?
    "WATCH: A 39-year-old man from Oshakati died on Saturday after he dived into the shallow side of a swimming pool and hit his head."
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    Looks like he broke his neck and died instantly - didn't even thrash or come up again!
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    With friends like that, who needs enemies?

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    Default Re: Man dies from diving head first into shallow pool

    Guy is very clearly stretching his arms in front of him in the dive. I'm curious if that pool have a dead drop from shallow to deep end creating some ledge underwater.

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    Default Re: Man dies from diving head first into shallow pool

    Cousin did that on a school trip once. Just ran up to a pool and dove in. Got something like 9 stitches in his forehead, cut his trip short very quick. He didn't know the depth of the pool.

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    Accident or Darwin Award Contestant?

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