In an attempt to break a world record, a man has jumped 40 metres from a helicopter with no parachute.
The British former paratrooper leapt from the hovering iron bird into the sea.
John Bream, a 34-year-old from Havant, Hampshire was taken to hospital for an examination after briefly falling unconscious when he hit the water at a bad angle.
The record breaking attempt was made just off the waters around Hayling Island on Monday and it is thought that he was travelling at 80mph when he hit the water.
The fall would of been equivalent of falling off a nine storey block of flats.
Known as the “Flying Fish”, due to his surname, Bream was attempting to break the world record while also raising money for service personnel’s mental health charities.
Divers and a support boat were on hand to help him immediately after he landed and he was seen chatting to paramedics before being taken to hospital.
The Guiness World Records did not immediately say whether he had broken the record and a spokeperson for them said “We have been made aware of John Bream’s attempt today and we wish him a speedy recovery. Due to the nature of this activity, we only accept applications from experienced stunt people or rely on research to verify the record retrospectively.”
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