If he looked before he leaped, we may suppose his judgement of distance was almost fatally flawed

The fellow mentioned here no doubt was hoping to make a big splash.

A man who jumped from a cliff towards a water hole and missed has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

The Kapiti man, aged in his 20s, crashed into a bank next to the river instead of into the water at Reikorangi, east of Waikanae, on the lower North Island last night.

His prowess at judging distances obviously was more than somewhat flawed.

Never mind, It gave the Westpac Rescue Helicopter paramedics something to do.

Life Flight crewman Dave Greenberg has given us an account of the distance from clifftop to waterhole.

“The jump was from about 15 metres above the stream.”

The man was flown to Wellington Hospital with multiple injuries.

He is lucky to be alive. His death, of course, would have made him a good candidate for a Darwin Award.

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