Swedish man falls 14m through roof into public swimming pool


Thursday afternoon in Helsingborg, Sweden, a man suddenly fell through one of the roof windows of the public swimming pool Simhallsbadet, and 14 meters down into the children’s pool.

– “He landed on his side and stomach and that was lucky. The pool is only 70 centimeters deep. He definitely had a guardian angel watching over him, ” says Stefanos Manoloudis, swimming pool manager.

– “In the little pool where he landed, there fortunately was only a father with his little son, and they were some distance away,” says Manoloudis.

In the stands there were children with their parents attending a swim school lesson, who became witnesses to the man’s lengthy fall.

– “They saw it all and some were of course shocked,” says Manouloudis.

The man was brought to the hospital in Helsingborg, but had sustained only minor injures and could later the same evening leave it on his own accord.

The police is investigating the incident. The swimming pool staff have been busy cleaning the pools for glass splinters, and need to empty the kiddy pool, but hoped to be able to open the main pool already today.

Read Helsingborg Dagblad (in Swedish)


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