• Question: Could you die from a belly flop?

    Asked by annaseal to Mike on 22 Jun 2012. This question was also asked by isobelwr.
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      Michael Cook answered on 22 Jun 2012:

      Haha, wow. I honestly don’t know! Biology isn’t my strongest subject I’m afraid!

      Do you mean into water? People do die from falling into water, but only from very great heights. I’m sure you’d be okay at the beach! I’m pretty terrible at diving so I can definitely confirm you survive a belly flop into a swimming pool.