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Bristol scuba diver breaks World Record for longest freshwater dive

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A Bristol, TN man who has been underwater for nearly 6 days broke the Guinness Book of World Record's title of the Longest Freshwater Scuba Dive Thursday afternoon.

Jerry Hall broke the World Record at 12:25 PM.

"It feels great," Hall said just minutes after breaking the record. "I cannot tell you how happy we are and all of the great things we've done to get it this far."

After months of training, Hall took the plunge Saturday afternoon in South Holston Lake in Sullivan County with the hopes of spending at least 120 hours and 15 minutes underwater.

Right now, Hall's team is evaluating how he feels and will determine whether or not he will stay underwater longer so that he can secure the world record title.

Barring any emergencies, Hall says he plans to stay underwater until 2 pm Friday.

You can also follow his progress on his blog, jerryhallworldrecorddive.com.

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