Le belly flop! Moment daredevil leaps onto a slide and is catapulted 30ft into the air before slamming face down into a pool in front of crowd at French waterpark
- A man threw himself off a roof onto a waterslide in Torreiles, southwest France
- A video shows him zoom down a slide before being propelled high into the air
- Crowds cheer as the man, known only as ‘Le Mascotte’, waves his arms in mid-air
- He then drops dramatically into the water below, followed by an almighty splash
This is the moment a man known only as ‘The Mascot’ swooped down from a roof on to a waterslide and belly-flopped dramatically into a swimming pool.
The man took the deep plunge as a crowd of onlookers cheered at a waterpark in France.
Unfazed by his own large frame, the man took an almighty leap onto the slide, The Sun reports.
A video shows him with his arms outstretched as tumbles downwards.
Le Macotte stands triumphant on the roof of the jump area before tumbling down on to the slide below
He then disappears from view at the bottom of the slide before being propelled by several metres into the air.
He spends a second caught in mid-air, frantically waving his arms, before he drops into the pool.
The clip shared on Instagram has since been viewed over 8,000 times..
An edited version is captioned ‘Dad’s taking the divorce well’.
French news outlet L’Independent reports that the jumping competition at Frenzy waterpark in Torreiles, near Perpignan, southwest France, was sponsored by Red Bull.
The man was filmed plummeting down the waterslide as a crowd on onlookers cheered him on
The waterpark was recently renovated at a cost of six million euros.
It’s not the first time the daredevil has been recorded taking a risky jump.
Other clips on his Instagram channel la_mascotte94 show him leaping from a 36ft bridge into water below.
Still another video shows him launching out a of a flumes tube at another waterpark.