Not only was the flowing water cold, so were the nerves of the daredevil swimmer: when running over a garbage can, he slipped and the most sensitive part of his body fell onto the railing. Thanks to gravity, he immediately slipped further into the water, which – presumably – significantly reduced the pain.
Lionel, as the cheerful sports friend is called, had allegedly been thrown out of the “Flex” – a well-known disco in the Roßauer Lände – the night before. He had also previously been robbed, as he confided to Vice magazine.
Since he obviously likes daring actions, he repeated the painful jump three times. One attempt – the one with the “special contribution” – went viral. It is to be hoped that the legal bathing season will start again soon so that such feats can take place elsewhere!