David Vencl emerged from the depths of Switzerland’s Lake Sils on Tuesday after a file dive beneath the ice to a depth of greater than 164 ft with no wetsuit.
The 40-year-old Czech diver’s file vertical plunge to 170 ft in a single breath follows his entry into the Guinness World Records guide for swimming the size of a frozen Czech lake in 2021.
Vencl dived by way of a gap within the ice then retrieved a sticker from a depth of 164 ft to show his feat earlier than re-emerging by way of the identical gap. He spat some blood, sat down for a minute after which opened a bottle of champagne. A later go to to the hospital confirmed there was nothing severe.
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The Swiss plunge in temperatures of between 33.8 and 39.2 levels Fahrenheit took him 1 minute 54 seconds, his promoter Pavel Kalous stated, which was a bit slower than anticipated.
“He type of loved it however he admits he was just a little extra nervous than ordinary and he had some issues with respiration,” he informed Reuters.
“There is nothing tough for him to be in chilly water… Lack of oxygen is one thing regular for him. But this was utterly completely different as a result of it is actually tough to work with the stress in your ears in chilly water,” he added.
“If you mix all these three issues: chilly water, lack of oxygen and the issue with working with stress, it is one thing very distinctive,” he added.
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