Frozen swimming pool jump fails to break the ice - video

German's cannonball effort fails spectacularly on thick ice

LAST UPDATED AT 15:48 ON Fri 19 Oct 2012

A MAN'S attempt to jump into a pool of frozen water failed spectacularly when he bounced off the completely solid sheet of ice.   

A video posted on YouTube shows a German speaking man in swimming trunks preparing make a 'cannonball' leap into a frozen pool beside him.

Posing for the camera, the man confidently pulls a Usain Bolt lightning strike before launching himself full speed at the pond.

But instead of crashing through the ice on impact, as he probably expected, the amateur stuntman bounced off the solid surface and skidded across the frozen pool clutching his bruised behind - much to his friends' amusement.

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