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Crowds gather for Queen's Baton Relay diving spectacular in Southampton's Guildhall Square
Updated 7:11am Thursday 5th June 2014 in News
A CROWD of hundreds flocked to Guildhall Square to see a series of jaw-dropping diving stunts as part of a spectacular finale to the Commonwealth Baton events.
The event, which started with the city's baton bearers being unveiled to a cheering crowd, provided a fitting end to the day's events.
Alongside retired Team GB star Mr Waterfield, there was a team from Britain's Got Talent stars La Quebrada, who added to the drama by adding fire to the stunts.
One of them kicked off the diving spectacle by setting themselves on fire and diving into the specially-created pool.
And then Mr Waterfield climbed to the very top of the 25metre tall platform to perform a dive at more than twice the height of his preferred 10metre platforms.
And to the delight of the crowd he was followed by a member of La Quebrada who, carrying two flaming batons, also hurled themselves off the top of the platform.
The event also featured a number of other attractions and children's activities, while city clubs and groups were on hand to talk to residents about how to get involved in sports in the city.
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