Local Officials Consider Ban on Bridge Diving

The ordinance is in response to a recent belly flop contest in the Rock River that turned deadly.

Fifty-two-year-old Dorl Gates of Beloit jumped about 20 feet from a bridge about a week ago and drowned.

Diamond Jim's sponsored he contest, but it was to take place at the dock behind the bar. Several men decided to make the jump from the nearby bridge.


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