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This is the heart-stopping moment a thrill seeker risks his life by leaping from a 55ft-tall hotel into a 6ft-deep swimming pool.

Daredevil Robbie Favre, 25, jumped from the top of the building in Tampa, Florida, and luckily landed in the narrow pool just two seconds later.

The extreme sports addict didn't even hesitate as he ran off the side of the roof and lost his baseball cap in mid-air before he made a splash in the swimming pool.

And the bartender soon made a dash for a waiting car parked outside because he hadn't even booked a room there.

Mr Favre, 25, said: 'It's just something I do for fun. I've made a bit of a habit out of it now and it's really just a bit of fun.

'I'd visited Clearwater Beach a few weeks earlier for a couple of days and I thought this was a perfect spot to jump.

'The key is just to have no fear. I took a couple of peaks over the edge but I was up there and down in two minutes.

'It's a pretty crazy feeling going through the air. Sometimes it takes a couple of seconds to realise: "Woah, I'm higher than I thought I was".