Diver at Dubai Event Nearly Dies

Published March 19th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

A European diver performing at the Discovery 2000 fairground nearly killed himself during his bridge-diving performance after he passing out in the water following his dive. 

 

The Belgian-born diver, Pascal Lefrang, said that after misjudging the distance to the water he changed his position too early, Gulf Daily News reports. ``I opened too early and flipped over,'' he told the daily. "My chest smacked against the water and I passed out. Luckily my colleague saw me and dived in to save me. If he hadn't done that, I probably wouldn't be here today."  

 

The team has performed across Europe, in Australia, the Philippines and China. 

 

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