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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

Posted on Jul 28, 2014   Updated on 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.

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

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