Crowds gather in Guildhall Square for Queen's baton diving display

VIDEO: The fire diving spectacular as Commonwealth baton comes to Southampton

VIDEO: The fire diving spectacular as Commonwealth baton comes to Southampton

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A CROWD of hundreds flocked to Guildhall Square in Southampton last night to see a series of jaw-dropping diving stunts as part of a spectacular finale.

Southampton’s Olympic and Commonwealth medalwinning diver Pete Waterfield was among the team wowing the crowds with dives of up to 25 metres.

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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 Pete, there was a team from Britain’s Got Talent stars La Quebrada, who kicked up the drama by adding fire to the stunts.

Daily Echo:

One of them started the diving spectacle by setting themself on fire and diving into the speciallycreated pool.

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And then Mr Waterfield climbed to the very top of the 25 metre-tall platform to perform a dive at more than twice the height of his preferred ten-metre 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 themself off the top of the platform.

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8:23am Thu 5 Jun 14

southamptonadi says...

And people say there's not enough to do. Would of loved to take my kids down to watch this.
And people say there's not enough to do. Would of loved to take my kids down to watch this. southamptonadi
  • Score: 9

12:45pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Oliverm says...

Very enjoyable event. Well done to Southampton City Council, Active Nation, Cunard and Southampton Solent University who delivered a day of memorable activities.
Very enjoyable event. Well done to Southampton City Council, Active Nation, Cunard and Southampton Solent University who delivered a day of memorable activities. Oliverm
  • Score: 5

8:22pm Thu 5 Jun 14

tasha2008 says...

Brilliant turn shame I missed it working
Brilliant turn shame I missed it working tasha2008
  • Score: 2

10:24am Fri 6 Jun 14

ToastyTea says...

shame it was at such a stupid time when most people would have just be finishing work so couldn't go, why not make it later so more people could go.
shame it was at such a stupid time when most people would have just be finishing work so couldn't go, why not make it later so more people could go. ToastyTea
  • Score: -2

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