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特技师纽约挑战水下憋气记录失败

2006-05-11 09:00何晓鸿,CRI

Blaine Fails to Break Underwater Record in New York

Stuntman David Blaine failed to break the world record for holding his breath underwater on Monday, falling nearly two minutes short of the record.

After Blaine spent seven minutes and 8 seconds underwater without any breathing apparatus, he blacked out and trainer Kirk Krack sent two divers into the tank to free him from shackles attached to his ankles.

According to the Web site for the ABC television network, which broadcast the stunt live, the world record for holding one's breath underwater is eight minutes, 58 seconds.

When he was lifted to the edge of an acrylic sphere where he lived underwater for a week, an emotional Blaine told the crowd: "I am humbled so much by the support of everybody from New York City and from all over the world. This was a very difficult week, but you made it fly by with your strong spirit and your energy. I thank you all and I love you all."

To prepare for the stunt, Blaine, 33, lived in the water-filled, 8-foot sphere for a week. ABC said he spent about 177 hours in the tank.

Before trying for the record, 150 pounds of chains were attached to his Blaine's body. He managed to free himself from all the chains attached to his wrists before the rescuers entered the sphere.

Murat Gunel, Blaine's doctor, said he advised the modern-day Houdini against performing the escape, which he said could cause a blackout, a heart attack, a stroke, or nerve damage in the fingers.

In previous stunts, Blaine has spent 44 days in a box suspended over the River Thames in London and 61 hours encased in a block of ice as well as one week buried in a coffin.

Krack, who is also a free-diving expert, said Blaine was disappointed he didn't set a new record. The stuntman was suffering from extreme fatigue, but did not appear to have sustained any brain damage, Krack said.

Blaine was taken to a New York hospital to undergo tests.



经过7天时间水下浸泡,美国特技魔术师大卫·布莱恩冲击水下屏息纪录的努力8日失败,他的成绩比现世界纪录少了1分多钟。

据路透社5月8日报道,从5月1日开始,这位33岁的著名魔术师在纽约林肯中心为进行“活人水族馆”表演而住进了一个玻璃水箱中,靠一根输气的管子和一根递送流食的管子维持生命。8日,为挑战一项人类耐力极限,布莱恩摘下这根气管并在水中屏息,在不借助任何呼吸设备的情况下在水中坚持了7分8秒时间。他在自己解开绑住手腕的锁链之后便开始失去知觉。两名潜水员随后进入水箱,松开绑住布莱恩脚跟的链子,并将他解救了出来。根据直播这次表演的美国ABC电视网网站说,目前的水下屏息世界纪录是8分58秒。

为进行这次“活人水族馆”表演,33岁的布莱恩在这个注满水的直径8英尺(约2.44米)的玻璃水箱中呆了约7天,总共177小时。当将要离开生活了7天的水箱之际,布莱恩情绪激动地对人群说:“这7天对我来说非常艰难,但你们的坚定支持帮助我度过了难关,感谢你们大家。”

布莱恩的医生居内尔说,他曾建议布莱恩放弃逃生表演的环节,因为这可能引起昏厥、心脏病突发、中风,还可能损伤手指的神经。

布莱恩的教练克拉克说,布莱恩对没能创造新的纪录感到失望。目前布莱恩的状况极度疲劳,但没有遭受任何大脑损伤,他已被送往当地一家医院接受身体检查。

作为魔术师,布莱恩此前的表演还包括在泰晤士河上空悬挂的大盒子中度过44天,他还曾经61小时被裹在冰块中,还有一次7天时间被埋在棺材里。

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