Epic high dive wipeout: Here’s why you never hesitate on a diving board

Here's why you never hesitate on a high dive.


Chase Hoffberger

Internet Culture

Published Jul 28, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 9:21 pm CDT

The problem with second-guessing a high-dive jump is there’s usually another diving board seven feet below you. If you don’t get a good grip on the railing, you’re bound for an awful fall.

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That’s the hard truth one summer swimmer discovered earlier this month at the Lava Hot Springs water park in Idaho. 

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Fortunately, it doesn’t look like the lady gets hurt too bad; she springs right up to swim away. But: scary fall. We GIF’d it for future reference. 


H/T Daily Mail/Gawker | Photo via Katie Jorgensen/YouTube

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*First Published: Jul 28, 2014, 10:59 am CDT