Free-Diver breaks World Record after plunging 170 feet into frozen lake

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Lake Sils, Switzerland) -- Free-diver David Vencl is in a class by himself after setting an icy-cold world record Tuesday.

The 40-year-old Czech diver took one breath, dove through a hole drilled in the ice on Switzerland's Lake Sils and grabbed a sticker placed more than 170 feet below the surface of the frozen lake.

One minute and 54 seconds later, Vencl came up through the hole, spat out some blood, and opened a bottle of champagne to celebrate.

The water temperature was between just over freezing and just under 40 degrees.