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American man jumps off hotel roof into pool several stories below in LiveLeak video

An American daredevil decided to take a plunge into a pool but took an unconventional route – jumping off the roof of a hotel. In a video posted to LiveLeaks a man can be seen climbing stairs to the roof of a neighboring hotel. He pants as he walks up several flights of stairs before getting to the top.

American Man Jumps Off Hotel Roof Into Pool Several Stories Below In LiveLeak Video

This is the heart-stopping moment a man jumped off a hotel roof and into a pool several stories below

American Man Jumps Off Hotel Roof Into Pool Several Stories Below In LiveLeak Video

In a video posted to LiveLeaks a man can be seen climbing stairs to the roof of a neighboring hotel

Once he reaches to roof, he pauses and takes a towel that appears to be wrapped around his head off. Then the man climbs over the railing and looks down at a blue rectangular pool below. One person appears to swim in the clear waters far below the man.

He takes a breath and then leaps. As he jumps it almost appears he’s not going to make it to the water and will hit the pavement.

American Man Jumps Off Hotel Roof Into Pool Several Stories Below In LiveLeak Video

As he jumps it almost appears he’s not going to make it to the water and will hit the pavement

At the last second he makes it into the water and plunges into the deep end. With his GoPro in tact on the top of his head, the man swims out of the water and runs up a set of stairs, trying to exit the pool area.

The gate is locked, to the man climbs over the fence and makes a clean getaway.

The video has been viewed almost 35,000 times since it was posted on Monday.

American Man Jumps Off Hotel Roof Into Pool Several Stories Below In LiveLeak Video

With his GoPro in tact on the top of his head, the man swims out of the water seemingly unharmed

Family who on bargain Florida holiday devastated after travel firm …

Family Who On Bargain Florida <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Devastated After Travel Firm ...

Kristopher Meredith, left, and his partner Paul Hales, right, were left furious after a dream Discount Holidays © holiday to Florida was cancelled

A family say they have been left devastated after a ‘bargain’ Discount Holidays © holiday to Florida was cancelled by a travel operator over a ‘pricing error’. Kristopher Meredith, 29, and his partner Paul Hales booked a 15-day dream break to the US for a group of six at a Thomson shop in Manchester. The couple, who were also due to travel with four members of Mr Hales’s family, were quoted a price of about 200 each for the holiday.

But two days later, they were shocked to receive an email saying their booking had been cancelled, with a refund being offered. The email read: ‘We are sorry it has been necessary to cancel your booking with us at this time.

‘You may be able to make a claim against your travel insurance.’

But after they made further inquiries, the family were told that the Discount Holidays © holiday was cancelled because of a pricing error. A further email read: ‘Unfortunately it is part of our terms and conditions in regards to errors in pricing, however if you wish to cancel the Discount Holidays © holiday we are able to waiver the cancellation charges and offer you a free cancellation.’

But Mr Meredith, who works as a TV presenter on shopping channels, says this does not remove the disappointment of not being able to enjoy their once-in-a-lifetime break.

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Mr Meredith, pictured, and his partner had booked the trip for six through Thomson and had been quoted a price of around 200 each

Family Who On Bargain Florida <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Devastated After Travel Firm ...

The couple, pictured, said they were ‘delighted’ with the deal and ‘devastated’ when they were told it had been cancelled

Among the travelling party would have been five-year-old Honey Hales, Mr Meredith’s niece, who was looking forward to one of her first-ever holidays. He said: ‘We just thought it was a good deal. We weren’t sure how much it should have cost but we were delighted.

‘In the shop we said, “Are you sure”, and the lady said, “That’s the price”.’

The party of six had put down a deposit of 750 and thought they had secured their dream break. Mr Meredith, who lives in Castlefield, said: ‘When we got the email saying it had been cancelled we were devastated.

‘We have been offered a refund but that’s not what we want. We booked the Discount Holidays © holiday and they should honour it.’

Family Who On Bargain Florida <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Devastated After Travel Firm ...

But Thomson emailed the pair saying the Discount Holidays © holiday was cancelled due to a ‘pricing error’

According to Trading Standards rules, a Discount Holidays © holiday operator can cancel a booking in advance so long as it provides either a full refund or a substitute package of equal value, or lesser value plus compensation for the price difference.

A spokesman for Thomson and First Choice said: ‘We would like to apologise to Mr Meredith for his booking experience and the inconvenience caused.

‘While we always offer exceptional value for money, unfortunately a rare system error last weekend resulted in a small number of holidays being sold for prices that were simply too good to be true.

‘As a result and in line with our terms and conditions, affected customers – including Mr Meredith’s party – have been contacted to have the incorrectly priced booking cancelled and the money paid returned.’

Holiday Inn opens near Bush Airport

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Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Houston Bush Airport Hotel is now open at 18555 Kenswick in Humble. Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Houston Bush Airport Hotel is now open at 18555 Kenswick in Humble.

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The lobby of the new Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Houston NE Bush Airport hotel. The lobby of the new Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Houston NE Bush Airport hotel.

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Debra Johnson, vice president, sales and marketing. Debra Johnson, vice president, sales and marketing. Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn opens near Bush Airport

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The Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Houston NE Bush Airport on Thursday opened its doors, but the highlight may be its windows.

The 142-room hotel at 18555 Kenswick Drive at Will Clayton Parkway has four layers of window panes in its guest rooms. The four-paned windows are designed to block out noise, a necessary but relatively rare feature on hotels near airports and freeways, said Debra Johnson, vice president of sales and marketing for Ashland Hospitality.

RELATED: Courtyard by Marriott is now open in Springwoods Village1

The hotel has a full-service restaurant and bar, a fitness center, an outdoor pool and patio area, 2,400 square feet of meeting space and complimentary Wi-Fi. rooms are equipped with refrigerators and microwaves.

Guests can take a free shuttle to Bush Intercontinental Airport, which is about 2 miles away.

The hotel is owned by Liya Investments.

References

  1. ^ Courtyard by Marriott is now open in Springwoods Village (www.chron.com)

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