Diving platform collapses at Liberty's natatorium

Diving platform collapses at Liberty's natatorium

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Still under construction, the diving tower in the new Liberty University natatorium on Friday Dec. 1, 2017 in Lynchburg, Va. Photo by Lathan Goumas.

The lowest diving platform at Liberty University’s natatorium collapsed Wednesday and no injuries were reported, a university spokesperson said Thursday.

The three-column tower in the diving well features 1-, 3-, 5-, 7.5- and 10-meter platforms. The 1-meter platform was damaged as a result of the collapse.

There was no damage sustained to the 1- and 3-meter springboards located on opposite sides of the diving platform tower.

The university said more information will be released at a later date.

The $20-million, 75,000-square-foot natatorium opened during the 2017-18 season.

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