Thrill Seekers Across Europe Take the Plunge on New Year’s Day | Euronews

Hundreds gathered in Rome to watch the traditional Tiber River New Year’s plunge on Sunday, with one veteran diver dedicating his dive to the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Following the true Roman tradition, four Italian divers jumped into the river from the 15-metre-high bridge to welcome in the New Year.

One of the divers was Maurizio Palmulli, 70, who plunged into the water for the 35th year in a row as crowds of bystanders watched.

“We are diving just to keep this Roman tradition alive. Here there is neither politics nor money. I am happy to see many children because they are the ones who will continue this nice tradition,” he said.

See Euronews


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