Story Tools

Date of Issue: October 26, 2006

Man injured diving from resort balcony

This past month the resort manager at Club Bamboo Resort requested a report be filed with the Bradenton Beach Police Department for an incident at the resort resulting in serious injury to a Parrish man.

According to the report, officers assisted Emergency Medical Services on Sept. 8, when the 37-year-old man attempted to jump into the pool and missed, plummeting from a third-story balcony.

The manager told police the victim was not a guest of the resort, but the man’s nephew visiting from Michigan was renting a unit.

The nephew told police the two of them had shared a 24-pack of beer while hanging out at the pool and “acting crazy.”

Although the uncle had told the nephew several times he was planning to jump into the pool from the balcony, the nephew said he didn’t take him seriously.

According to the report, the uncle climbed over a metal safety gate in place to keep guests from falling over the edge of the breezeways. He then jumped, landing on his head and resulting in a broken neck.

The man was taken EMS to Kingfish Boat Ramp where they were met by a helicoptor from Bayflite Medical Transport and he was transported to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.