CDNN: Stuntman David Blaine rescued after choking on breath-holding record attempt
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NEW YORK (8 May 2006) -- After a week-long test of endurance submerged in a giant round aquarium, magician David Blaine was unable to set a new record for holding his breath underwater during his Monday night finale.
American stuntman David Blaine is helped out of his water-filled glass sphere after his unsuccessful attempt at a record for holding his breath underwater at Lincoln Center in New York May 8, 2006. (photo by Brendan McDermid)
After seven minutes and eight seconds, Blaine began to convulse and had to be rescued, falling short of the record of 8 minutes, 58 seconds.
But after 177 hours underwater, Blaine did set the record for the longest person submerged under water consistently...