Crowds gather for Queen's Baton Relay diving spectacular in Southampton's Guildhall Square

Daily Echo: Spectacular diving display tonight in Guildhall Square. Spectacular diving display tonight in Guildhall Square.

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.

Daily Echo:

Southampton's Olympic and Commonwealth medal-winning diver Pete Waterfield was among the team wowing the crowds with dives of up to 25metres.

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.

Daily Echo:

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.

Daily Echo:

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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6:38pm Wed 4 Jun 14

thesouth says...

Jack Bauer being here is way more exciting
Jack Bauer being here is way more exciting thesouth
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7:03pm Wed 4 Jun 14

sparkster says...

I agree
I agree sparkster
  • Score: -10

10:34pm Wed 4 Jun 14

casuk1 says...

Events at Guildhall square were exciting and fun had by all - did you see the Swain TaeKwon-Do performing in the rain?
Events at Guildhall square were exciting and fun had by all - did you see the Swain TaeKwon-Do performing in the rain? casuk1
  • Score: 9

7:07am Thu 5 Jun 14

ianmikey says...

The 2 comments at the top may of been more exciting if you actually got off your backsides and joined in
The 2 comments at the top may of been more exciting if you actually got off your backsides and joined in ianmikey
  • Score: 4

9:04am Thu 5 Jun 14

Gloster says...

Southampton Ukulele Jam were very good!!!!!
Southampton Ukulele Jam were very good!!!!! Gloster
  • Score: 2

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