Free-diver plunges to document depth beneath frozen Swiss lake
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 and not using a wetsuit.
The 40-year-old Czech diver’s document vertical plunge to 52.1 meters in a single breath follows his entry into the Guinness World Information ebook for swimming the size of a frozen Czech lake in 2021.
Vencl dived by way of a gap within the ice after which retrieved a sticker from a depth of fifty meters 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.
The Swiss plunge in temperatures of between 1 and 4 levels Celsius took him 1 minute 54 seconds, his promoter Pavel Kalous mentioned, which was a bit slower than anticipated.
“He sort of loved it however he admits he was a bit extra nervous than typical and he had some issues with respiration,” he informed Reuters.
“There’s nothing tough for him to be in chilly water… Lack of oxygen is one thing regular for him. However 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 happen to 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.