19 Feb 2015

Snow diving craze hits Boston

10:38 am on 19 February 2015

There's snow reason to be jumping out windows and risking your life, Boston's mayor is warning the city's frozen citizens.

Boston is half-buried in a near-record snowfall and its trapped residents have taken to letting off steam by jumping out of windows into the great white blanket below.

But mayor Martin Walsh said it was a "foolish thing to do and you could kill yourself".

"I'm asking people to stop the nonsense right now. These people are adults jumping out of windows…. You could jump out a window, an icicle could have fallen off your roof, gone the other way, you jump into the snow bank and you figure out what happened after that," he told a press conference.

Mr Walsh said 2.4m of snow had fallen on the city so far this year.

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