A claim for a diving accident in a party padding pool was dismissed.

In Cockbill v.Riley [2013] EWHC 656 (QB) the High Court considered whether the use of a paddling pool at a party created a reasonably foreseeable risk of serious harm.  The 16 year old Claimant sustained a catastrophic spinal injury when he misjudged an intended belly-flop landing head first. Dismissing the claim the Court ruled the use of the paddling pool did not create a reasonably foreseeable risk of serious harm, stating, “It could not have been predicted that someone would attempt to carry out a belly-flop and suffer grave injury.”