A freediver has broken a record for the deepest dive underneath a frozen lake without wearing a wetsuit.
David Vencl, 40, swam 52.1 metres below Switzerland’s Lake Sils in a single breath.
The Czech diver plunged through a hole in the ice to retrieve a sticker 50 metres below the surface, later re-emerging through the same hole.
After emerging, Vencl spat blood - but this did not deter him from opening a bottle of champagne to celebrate.
He was later checked over at a hospital where it was confirmed there was nothing serious.
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