Brit lucky to be alive after dive from 60ft platform into 5ft of water in Croatia
A British man on holiday in Croatia risked serious injury by jumping off a 60ft wooden platform into just five feet of water - to impress some girls.
The platform was an out-of-use lookout spot for local fishermen who used it to find tuna fish at Kraljeva, according to the report in the Daily Mail.
A local man who witnessed the dive, Vedran Bilic, told the Daily Mail: "He said his name was David Wilson and he was from London, and he boasted to some girls that he could easily dive from the platform.
"When they laughed at him he climbed up the pole and really did dive."
"I thought he would be crippled but he swam to the shore and ran off.
"It must have hurt because he hit the water with a terrific whack as he wasn't exactly a good diver."
A local coastguard said it was exactly his terrible diving skills that most likely saved his life.
"It was apparently the mother of all belly flops - it must have really hurt his private parts - but on the other hand if he had hit the water cleanly he would have cracked his head on the bottom and would not have survived.
"Instead it was just his pride that was injured."
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