12 December, Tuesday


Incredible photos reveal daredevil's record-breaking freedive under a 575ft-long sheet of ICE - Breathtaking!

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These underwater images are truly breathtaking as they show a daredevil free-diver smashing a new world record using nothing but his lungs, a thick wetsuit and an ability to block out the cold.

Arthur Guérin-Boëri, 32, from France, journeyed to the wilds of Finland to set a record for the longest freedive under ice on March 11. The frozen sheet he plunged below was 19 inches thick.

Images captured by his cameraman companion, Alex Voyer, show the pro swimmer taking a deep breath and psyching himself up, before plunging into the frigid waters and propelling himself along with no air.

Mr Guérin-Boëri's silhouette can be seen in the chilly blue light as he swims using a guide line to prevent him from losing his direction. A monofin helps his body stay streamlined.

Incredibly he managed to swim 575 feet in one breath. Mr oyer told MailOnline Travel that another important piece of kit is a mask, as visibility is poor in the icy depths and the cold water could 'burn your eyes'.

He added: 'The temperature just under the surface is between zero and one degree Celsius... luckily we had a little sauna van to recover in.' Back in warmer waters, Mr Guérin-Boëri also set the record for being the first person to freedive 984 feet - the equivalent to six lengths of an Olympic-sized swimming pool.  

Going under: These freezing underwater images are truly breathtaking as they show a daredevil freediver smashing a new world record using nothing but his roomy lungs, a thick wetsuit and an ability to block out the cold

Into the blue: Arthur Guérin-Boëri, 32, from France, journeyed to the wilds of Finland to set a record for the longest freedive under ice on March 11. The frozen sheet he plunged below was 19 inches thick

On the move: Images captured by his cameraman companion, Alex Voyer, show the pro swimmer taking a deep breath and psyching himself up, before plunging into the frigid waters and propelling himself along with no air

Looking up: Mr Guérin-Boëri's silhouette can be seen in the chilly blue light as he swims using a guide line to prevent him from losing his direction

Thawing out: Mr Guérin-Boëri warmed up in a 'sauna van' after his record-breaking feat

Pro athlete: Back in warmer waters, Mr Guérin-Boëri also set the record for being the first person to freedive 984 feet - the equivalent to six lengths of an Olympic-sized swimming pool

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