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    A new world record for the low jump with automatic parachute over water was established in Argentina by Alfredo de la Cruz, when he dropped int the dock of New Port on Buenos Aires Waterfront from a hight of 19 metres.

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    A new world record for the low jump with automatic parachute over water was established in Argentina by Alfredo de la Cruz, when he dropped int the dock of New Port on Buenos Aires Waterfront from a hight of 19 metres.

    The previous record of 30 metres was set up in 1951 by Aurelio del Castillo, also of the Argentine.

    It was lovely morning, without trace of wind, when Alfredo de la Cruz set out on this record making attempt. Ceptive balloons marked the height of the previous world record, balloons from which the men of the Geographical Institute were to make their comparisons and measurements. For two years Alfredo had been in rigorous training. On the 10th. February, 1957, he made a successful jump from a height lower than del Castillo's 30 metres, but this had not been ratified by the International Aeronautic Federation. And now, this last attempt, wit the water of the River Plate to break his fall. An internationally recognised record, 19 metres.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4G4VED3POTAUI72ZXNPC7XNCI
    Media URN:
    VLVA4G4VED3POTAUI72ZXNPC7XNCI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:23:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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