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