David Vencl emerged from the depths of Switzerland’s Lake Sils on Tuesday after a document dive beneath the ice to a depth of greater than 50 meters (164 ft) with no wetsuit.

The 40-year-old Czech diver’s document vertical plunge to 52.1 meters (170.9 ft) in a single breath follows his entry into the Guinness World Information ebook for swimming the size of a frozen Czech lake in 2021.

Lake Sils on the day  David Vencl plunged to a depth of more than 170 feet

Vencl dived by a gap within the ice then retrieved a sticker from a depth of fifty meters to show his feat earlier than re-emerging by 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 critical.

The plunge took him 1 minute 54 seconds, his promoter Pavel Kalous stated, which was a bit slower than anticipated.

“He form of loved it however he admits he was just a little extra nervous than traditional and he had some issues with respiration,” he advised Reuters.

“There may be nothing tough for him to be in chilly water… Lack of oxygen is one thing regular for him. However this was fully completely different as a result of it’s actually tough to work with the stress in your ears in chilly water,” he added.

“In the event you mix all these three issues: chilly water, lack of oxygen and the issue with working with stress, it’s one thing very distinctive,” he added.

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