245 Brazilian thrill-seekers jump off bridge in world record att - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

245 Brazilian thrill-seekers jump off bridge in world record attempt

Posted: Updated:
Photo: NBC Photo: NBC
HORTOLANDIA, Brazil -

A group of 245 thrill-seekers tied to ropes jumped from a 98-foot tall bridge -- all together -- in a world record attempt for "rope jumping." The death-defying event took place Sunday in Hortolandia, Brazil, located about one hour from Sao Paulo.

In dramatic footage, the participants are seen leaping from the bridge, each wearing white helmets while tied together with a rope. The jumpers fell almost simultaneously and swung back and forth until coming to a standstill, with some descending to the water below and others climbing up to the bridge.

Stunt organizer, Alan Fereira, said a total of 400 people were involved in the project.

Fereira examined the ropes before the jump, as the feat required the assembly of complicated harnesses and bolts used for professional mountaineering. According to organizers, a total of 12 miles of rope were used, plus 1,000 harnesses.

Guinness World Records have not yet issued an official statement confirming the Brazilian record attempt, but it surpassed another Brazilian attempt with 149 participants in April of 2016. 

A previous unofficial record was set in Russia in July of 2012.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Body discovered near where Spokane man went missing from 49ers game

    Body discovered near where Spokane man went missing from 49ers game

    Sunday, November 18 2018 12:40 PM EST2018-11-18 17:40:52 GMT

    Almost a week after 32-year-old Ian Powers of Spokane went missing after a San Francisco 49ers game, Santa Clara police receive reports that a man’s body was discovered nearby. 

    >>

    Almost a week after 32-year-old Ian Powers of Spokane went missing after a San Francisco 49ers game, Santa Clara police receive reports that a man’s body was discovered nearby. 

    >>
  • Man in custody after stabbing eight-year-old boy in Spokane Valley

    Man in custody after stabbing eight-year-old boy in Spokane Valley

    Sunday, November 18 2018 12:06 AM EST2018-11-18 05:06:41 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 30-year-old male is facing attempted murder charges after stabbing an eight-year-old boy at a HiCo store in Spokane Valley Saturday night. Around 4:30 p.m, Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a call of two males fighting along with the reported stabbing. 

    >>

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 30-year-old male is facing attempted murder charges after stabbing an eight-year-old boy at a HiCo store in Spokane Valley Saturday night. Around 4:30 p.m, Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a call of two males fighting along with the reported stabbing. 

    >>
  • Three Montana deer test positive for brain wasting disease

    Three Montana deer test positive for brain wasting disease

    Saturday, November 17 2018 4:12 PM EST2018-11-17 21:12:49 GMT

    Montana wildlife officials say three deer in Blaine County have tested positive for a brain wasting disease. The Great Falls Tribune reports that the deer found to have chronic wasting disease were all harvested within a priority surveillance area. 

    >>

    Montana wildlife officials say three deer in Blaine County have tested positive for a brain wasting disease. The Great Falls Tribune reports that the deer found to have chronic wasting disease were all harvested within a priority surveillance area. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/