05 Dec '11, 6am

Man known for daredevil jumps died in leap from Fullerton Bay Hotel

Man known for daredevil jumps died in leap from Fullerton Bay Hotel

Man known for daredevil jumps died in leap from Fullerton Bay Hotel 02 Dec 2011 SOURCE: Straits Times Online He was known to jump into swimming pools from balconies two stories high. Friends said William Hart, 37, would do this after drinks. Eventually, the party prank cost him his life. A coroner inquiry heard on Friday that he drowned after leaping into the Marina Reservoir from the seven-storey Lantern rooftop bar of the Fullerton Bay Hotel. Childhood buddy Maruko Yuki, 39, a Canadian financial analyst, had inadvertently filmed it with his cellphone. They had started drinking at 8pm on April 7. While walking around the bar at 11pm, Hart, who was the head of sales at Bank of China International, glanced down and said he could make the jump into the reservoir. Mr Yuki started filming so as to show his friend what he had said while drunk. The video was screened at the inqu...

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