Never dive into a kiddie pool

Last Tuesday evening, Cleber Dos Santos, 29, of Framingham, Mass., was jumping on his three-foot (1m) high trampoline, and suddenly decided to dive headfirst into the two-foot (60cm) high inflatable swimming pool standing next to it.

“He’s alive, and we’ll pray for his recovery,’ said Framingham Police Lt. Vincent Alfano. “It was a very preventable accident. You should not dive into 2 feet of water . . . it serves as a serious reminder of diving safety and trampoline safety.’ — Boston Herald

Santos broke his fifth cervical vertebra – an injury which means his spine should be functional above the fifth vertebra, giving him some upper body movement, according to a local physical therapist. — Boston Herald follow-up

Today’s Stupid Person of the Day, unfortunately, is likely to spend the rest of his life paralyzed.

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