The reckless act was dangerous not only for the rider but also for people swimming in the pool, which was recently inaugurated in Yaacoub El Mansour in Rabat.
Rabat – A group of teenagers shouted with pride as their friend jumped into a Rabat swimming pool while on his bike.
A video capturing the scene has gone viral. The footage shows a teenager jumping into the swimming pool with the bike as his friends spur him on with shouts of support.
Recently inaugurated, the swimming pool is the largest in Morocco and among the widest pools in Africa.
The project, which was built in a space of 22 hectares, is part of the Rabat: the City of Lights, Capital of Culture project which aims to ensure sustainable development in the city.
The video of the young man jumping into the pool has been met with backlash from many Moroccans on social media. The encouragement he received from his friend portrayed the reckless behavior as a heroic action. However, the pool was being used by several children and their parents making the jump a risky stunt.
Reacting to the video, a Facebook user said that authorities should take the “necessary measures to stop such reckless behavior, otherwise we will find many people doing the same actions with no fear.”