Swimming pool jump goes fatally wrong


A young man who died trying to jump from a light pole into a Gisborne swimming pool had spent the afternoon playing football and enjoying a few drinks with friends.

The 20-year-old had been at his friend’s family home in Lytton West when he attempted the fatal jump from a tennis court light pole.

“My wife and I were here until just before the incident actually happened,” the property owner, who did not want to be identified, said.

“There were about 20 of them just having a few pre-drinks before going to Rhythm & Vines. They were my son’s friends.

Read The New Zealand Herald

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